ligamentum nuchae


ligamentum nu·​chae -ˈn(y)ü-kē How to pronounce ligamentum nuchae (audio)
plural ligamenta nuchae
: 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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“Ligamentum nuchae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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