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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nu•cha*ˈnu kə, ˈnyu-(n.)(pl.)-chae

  1. Category: Anatomy

    Ref: nape .

* (-kē)..

Origin of nucha:

1375–1425; ME < ML: nape of neck < Ar nukhā‘ spinal marrow

nu′chal(adj.)

Wiktionary

  1. nuchal(Noun)

    The back of the neck

  2. nuchal(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the back or nape of the neck.

    The patient showed no nuchal rigidity on examination.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nuchal(adj)

    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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