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nuchal

adj.

"pertaining to the spinal cord," 1835, medical Latin, from nucha "spinal cord" (c.1400), from Medieval Latin nucha, from Arabic nukha "spinal marrow."

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  • The rhomboideus begins at the nuchal ligament and ends at the scapula.

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