The nape of the neck.

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  • Nuchal — Nu chal, a. [Cf. F. nucal.] (Anat.) 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nuchal — (adj.) pertaining to the spinal cord, 1835, medical Latin, from nucha spinal cord (c.1400), from M.L. nucha, from Arabic nukha spinal marrow …   Etymology dictionary

  • nuchal — 1. noun The back of the neck Syn: nape, nucha 2. adjective Of or pertaining to the back or nape of the neck …   Wiktionary

  • Nuchal — Referring to the back of the neck (nape). For example, nuchal rigidity is a stiff neck, sometimes a symptom of meningitis. From the Latin nucha meaning nape. Pronounced nu·kal with the accent on the first syllable. * * * Relating to the nucha. *… …   Medical dictionary

  • Nuchal cord — Classification and external resources ICD 10 O69.1, P02.5 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • Nuchal fibroma — A nuchal fibroma is a rare benign mass consisting of dense, hypocellular bundles of collagenous tissue with entrapped adipocytes and increased numbers of small nerves.[1] It most commonly occurs on the posterior neck (hence the term nuchal), but… …   Wikipedia

  • nuchal line — n any of several ridges on the outside of the skull: as a) one on each side that extends laterally in a curve from the external occipital protuberance to the mastoid process of the temporal bone called also superior nuchal line b) OCCIPITAL CREST …   Medical dictionary

  • nuchal line median — nuchal line, middle crista occipitalis externa …   Medical dictionary

  • Nuchal scan — A nuchal scan is a sonographic prenatal screening scan (ultrasound) to help identify higher risks of chromosomal defects including Down s syndrome in a fetus, particularly for older women who have higher risks of such pregnancies. High thickness… …   Wikipedia

  • Nuchal lines — Bone: Nuchal lines Occipital bone. Outer surface …   Wikipedia

  • Nuchal ligament — Ligament: Nuchal ligament Posterior view of muscles connecting the upper extremity to the vertebral column. Nuchal ligament labeled in red at center …   Wikipedia

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