nucha

noun

nu·​cha
ˈn(y)ükə
plural nuchae
-üˌkē
1
a
obsolete : spinal cord
b
: nape
2
[New Latin, from Medieval Latin, nape] : the hind part of the thorax of an insect bearing the petiole of the abdomen

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin, nape, from Arabic nukhāʽ spinal marrow

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“Nucha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nucha. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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