[noo-kuh, nyoo-]
noun, plural nuchae [noo-kee, nyoo-] .

1350–1400; < Medieval Latin: nape of neck < Arabic nukhāʿ spinal marrow Unabridged
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nucha (ˈnjuːkə)
n , pl -chae
zoology, anatomy the back or nape of the neck
[C14: from Medieval Latin, from Arabic nukhā` spinal marrow]

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nucha nu·cha (nōō'kə, nyōō'-)
The back of the neck; the nape.

nu'chal adj.
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