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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noun plural -chae (-kiː)
zoology anatomy the back or nape of the neck
Word Origin for nucha
C14: from Medieval Latin, from Arabic nukhā` spinal marrow
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The back of the neck; the nape.
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