[ 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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Example sentences from the Web for nucha
The ligamentum nuchae is a strong elastic band in the Ungulata which supports the weight of the head.
British Dictionary definitions for nucha
/ (ˈnjuːkə) /
noun plural -chae (-kiː)
zoology anatomy the back or nape of the neck
Derived forms of nuchanuchal, adjective
Word Origin for nucha
C14: from Medieval Latin, from Arabic nukhā` spinal marrow
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Medical definitions for nucha
[ nōō′kə ]
The back of the neck; the nape.
Other words from nuchanu′chal adj.
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