[ noo-kuh, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnu kə, ˈnyu- /
noun, plural nu·chae [noo-kee, nyoo-] /ˈnu ki, ˈnyu-/.
Origin of nucha
1350–1400; < Medieval Latin: nape of neck < Arabic nukhāʿ spinal marrow
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British Dictionary definitions for nuchae
/ (ˈnjuːkə) /
noun plural -chae (-kiː)
zoology anatomy the back or nape of the neck
Derived Formsnuchal, adjective
Word Origin for nucha
C14: from Medieval Latin, from Arabic nukhā` spinal marrow
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Medicine definitions for nuchae
[ nōō′kə ]
The back of the neck; the nape.
Related formsnu′chal adj.
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