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The endocervix is the mucous membrane lining the endocervical canal of the uterus. It is lined with glandular epithelium, specifically mucus-secreting columnar epithelium.

At the upper end of the cervical canal, the epithelium of the endocervix becomes the endometrium of the uterine cavity.

The area where the endocervix and ectocervix, the outer part of the cervix projecting into the vagina, meet is called the squamocolumnar junction. This area contains both glandular cells from the columnar epithelium lining the endocervix and stratified squamous epithelial cells lining the ectocervix. The squamocolumnar junction is also known as the transformation zone.

Terminology English: Endocervix
Definition The endocervix is the mucous membrane lining the endocervical canal of the uterus, consisting of mucus-secreting columnar epithelium.

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