Nuchal Definition

noun

The back of the neck.

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adjective

Of or pertaining to the back or nape of the neck.

The patient showed no nuchal rigidity on examination.
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Other Word Forms of Nuchal

Noun

Singular:
nuchal
Plural:
nuchals

Origin of Nuchal

  • From Medieval Latin, from Arabic نخاع (nuḫāʕ, “spinal cord”).

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