nuchal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin, from Arabic نخاع (nuḫāʕ, spinal cord).

Noun[edit]

nuchal (plural nuchals)

  1. The back of the neck

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Adjective[edit]

nuchal (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the back or nape of the neck.
    The patient showed no nuchal rigidity on examination.

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