nucha

noun
nu·​cha | \ ˈn(y)ükə \
plural nuchae\ -​üˌkē \

Definition of nucha

1a 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

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History and Etymology for nucha

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 4 Aug. 2020.

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