nuchal

adjective nu·chal \ ˈnü-kəl , ˈnyü- \

Definition of nuchal

: 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


Medical Dictionary

nuchal

adjective nu·chal \ ˈn(y)ü-kəl \

medical Definition of nuchal

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

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up nuchal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to fix or define the limits of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a-citrus-fruit-possibly-named-after-a-person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!