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ligamentum nuchae

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noun ligamentum nu·chae \-ˈn(y)ü-kē\

Medical Definition of ligamentum nuchae

plural ligamenta nuchae

  1. :  a medium ligament of the back of the neck that is rudimentary in humans but highly developed and composed of yellow elastic tissue in many quadrupeds where it assists in supporting the head




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