The outer surfaces of all the organs in the body are lined with a special type of tissue, known as epithelium. The cervix is lined with two different types of epithelium:
The rest of the tissue of the cervix underlying the epithelium is called the cervical stroma. The stroma contains connective tissue and is rich in blood vessels.
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