nuchal line


: any of several ridges on the outside of the skull: as
: one on each side that extends laterally in a curve from the external occipital protuberance to the mastoid process of the temporal bone

called also superior nuchal line

: one on each side that extends laterally from the middle of the external occipital crest below and roughly parallel to the superior nuchal line

called also inferior nuchal line

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“Nuchal line.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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