ligamentum nuchae


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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.

lig·a·men·tum nu·chae

(lig-ă-men'tŭm nū'kē) [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.
Synonym(s): nuchal ligament.

ligamentum

pl. ligamenta [L.] ligament.

ligamentum arteriosum
remnants of the ductus arteriosus between the aorta and the pulmonary artery.
ligamentum flavum
connects the arches of adjacent vertebrae.
ligamentum nuchae
see nuchal ligament.
ligamentum venosum
remnants of the ductus venosus in the liver.
References in periodicals archive ?
Rotary shadowing of elastic system microfibrils in the ocular zonule, vitreous, and ligamentum nuchae.
The ligamentum nuchae or ligament of the neck is a fan-shaped ligament of elastic tissue extending from the poll and upper surfaces of the cervical vertebrae downward and backward to attach to the longest spines of the thoracic vertebrae or withers.

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