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nucha

[ noo-kuh, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu kə, ˈnyu- /
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noun, plural nu·chae [noo-kee, nyoo-]. /ˈnu ki, ˈnyu-/.

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Origin of nucha

1350–1400; <Medieval Latin: nape of neck <Arabic nukhāʿ spinal marrow
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British Dictionary definitions for nucha

nucha
/ (ˈnjuːkə) /

noun plural -chae (-kiː)

zoology anatomy the back or nape of the neck

Derived forms of nucha

nuchal, adjective

Word Origin for nucha

C14: from Medieval Latin, from Arabic nukhā` spinal marrow
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Medical definitions for nucha

nucha
[ nōōkə ]

n.

The back of the neck; the nape.

Other words from nucha

nuchal adj.
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