ectocervix


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ectocervix

 [ek″to-ser´viks]
the part of the uterine cervix whose visible surface is covered with squamous epithelium. adj., adj ectocer´vical.

ectocervix

/ec·to·cer·vix/ (-ser´viks) portio vaginalis cervicis.ectocer´vical

ectocervix

(ĕk″tō-sĕr′vĭks)
The portion of the canal of the uterine cervix that is lined with squamous epithelium.
ectocervical (-sĕr′vĭ-kăl), adjective

ectocervix

portio vaginalis.
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There are also intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) in the ectocervix and the transformation zone (TZ) which are mostly CD8+ and less frequently CD4+ (31,32).
Female adolescents are biologically at higher risk for STDs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea because of the columnar epithelium on their ectocervix, said Dr.
This extension of the single-layered columnar epithelium onto the ectocervix may facilitate genital tract shedding.