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nuchal

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adjective nu·chal \ˈnü-kəl, ˈnyü-\

Definition of nuchal

  1. :  of, relating to, or lying in the region of the nape



Origin and Etymology of nuchal

Medieval Latin nucha nape, from Arabic nukhāʽ spinal marrow


First Known Use: 1835


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nuchal

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adjective nu·chal \ˈn(y)ü-kəl\

Medical Definition of nuchal

  1. :  of, relating to, or lying in the region of the nape




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