endocervix

Definition of endocervix

endocervix

(EN-doh-SER-vix)
The inner part of the cervix that forms a canal that connects the vagina to the uterus. The endocervix is lined with cells that make mucus. During a pelvic exam, cells may be scraped from the endocervix. The cells are checked under a microscope for infection, inflammation, and cancer or changes that may become cancer.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms