Origin of nucha
1350–1400; < Medieval Latin: nape of neck < Arabic nukhāʿ spinal marrow
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- zoology anatomy the back or nape of the neck
C14: from Medieval Latin, from Arabic nukhā` spinal marrow
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cutis rhomboidalis nuchae
- A condition in which the skin on the back of the neck becomes leathery and furrowed and appears to have rhomboid configurations, caused by aging or prolonged exposure to sunlight.
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