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.
1. a combining form meaning “nut,” used in the formation of compound words: nuciform.
[noo-suh-fawrm, nyoo-] /ˈnu səˌfɔrm, ˈnyu-/ adjective 1. having the shape of a ; nut-shaped.
/njuːˈsɪvərəs/ adjective 1. (of animals) feeding on nuts
nucle- pref. Variant of nucleo-.