- the nape of the neck
- in insects, the back part of the thorax
Origin of nuchaMiddle English ; from Medieval Latin ; from Arabic nukh??, spinal marrow
The nape of the neck.
Origin of nuchaMiddle English, spinal cord, from Medieval Latin, from Arabic nu&hlowbrev;a‘, marrow, spinal cord; see m&hlowbrev;&hlowbrev; in Semitic roots.
From Medieval Latin.