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nucha

[noo-kuh, nyoo-] /ˈnu kə, ˈnyu-/
noun, plural nuchae
[noo-kee, nyoo-] /ˈnu ki, ˈnyu-/ (Show IPA)
1.
nape.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; < Medieval Latin: nape of neck < Arabic nukhāʿ spinal marrow
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British Dictionary definitions for nucha

nucha

/ˈnjuːkə/
noun (pl) -chae (-kiː)
1.
(zoology, anatomy) the back or nape of the neck
Derived Forms
nuchal, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Medieval Latin, from Arabic nukhā` spinal marrow
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nucha in Medicine

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


nu'chal adj.
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