ligamentum nuchae

noun
ligamentum nu·​chae | \ -ˈn(y)ü-kē How to pronounce ligamentum nuchae (audio) \
plural ligamenta nuchae

Medical Definition of ligamentum 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ligamentum%20nuchae. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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