Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Neck

1. constricted or narrower area; often referred to as a cervix; e.g. neck of the femur, humerus, etc.

2. cervical region of the body between the head and thorax; see cervical vertebra.

3. in dental anatomy, the constricted portion of a tooth, surrounded by the gingivae (gums) that joins the crown to the root; aka cemento-enamel junction.

4. portion of a bone that connects an epiphysis to the diaphysis.

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