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.
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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.
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