apparatus ligamentosus colli


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lig·a·men·tum nu·'chae

[TA]
a sagittal ligamentous band at the back of the neck, formed of thickened supraspinous ligaments; it extends from the external occipital protuberance to the posterior border of the foramen magnum cranially and to the seventh cervical spinous process caudally.

apparatus ligamentosus colli

(1) Nuchal ligament; ligamentum colli [NA6]. 
(2) Tectorial membrane; membrana tectoria [NA6].