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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
nu•cha*ˈnu kə, ˈnyu-(n.)(pl.)-chae
Ref: nape .
Origin of nucha:
1375–1425; ME < ML: nape of neck < Ar nukhā‘ spinal marrow
The back of the neck
Of or pertaining to the back or nape of the neck.
The patient showed no nuchal rigidity on examination.
of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the back, or nape, of the neck; -- applied especially to the anterior median plate in the carapace of turtles
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