superior nuchal line

(redirected from linea nuchae superior)

su·pe·ri·or nu·chal line

[TA]
the ridge that extends laterally from the external occipital protuberance toward the lateral angle of the occipital bone; it gives attachment to the trapezius, sternocleidomastoid, and splenius capitis muscles.
Synonym(s): linea nuchae superior [TA]

su·pe·ri·or nu·chal line

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr nū'kăl līn) [TA]
The ridge that extends laterally from the external occipital protuberance toward the lateral angle of the occipital bone; it gives attachment to the trapezius, sternocleidomastoid, and splenius capitis muscles.

superior nuchal line

On the posterior outer surface of the occipital bone, a ridge extending laterally from either side of the greater occipital protuberance and curving slightly downward at its end.
See also: line