nuchal

adj.

"pertaining to the spinal cord," 1835, medical Latin, from nucha "spinal cord" (c.1400), from Medieval Latin nucha, from Arabic nukha "spinal marrow."


Nearby words

  1. nubilous,
  2. nubuck,
  3. nucellus,
  4. nucflash,
  5. nucha,
  6. nuchal ligament,
  7. nuchal plane,
  8. nuci-,
  9. nuciform,
  10. nucivorous

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