Nuchal ligament



nuchal ligament n.
A band at the back of the neck, extending cranially from the occipital bone to the rear border of the great foramen and caudally to the seventh cervical spinous process.

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    1. a combining form meaning “nut,” used in the formation of compound words: nuciform.

  • Nuciform

    [noo-suh-fawrm, nyoo-] /ˈnu səˌfɔrm, ˈnyu-/ adjective 1. having the shape of a ; nut-shaped.



  • Nucivorous

    /njuːˈsɪvərəs/ adjective 1. (of animals) feeding on nuts

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    nucle- pref. Variant of nucleo-.



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