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nucha

 [noo´kah]
nape. adj., adj nu´chal.
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nu·cha

(nū'kă),
The back of the neck.
Synonym(s): nape
[Fr. nuque]
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nape

(nāp, năp)
n.
The back of the neck.
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NAPE

Abbreviation for:
N-acyl phosphatidylethanolamine
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nu·cha

(nū'kă)
The back of the neck.
Synonym(s): nape.
[Fr. nuque]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

nape

The back of the neck.
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References in classic literature ?
He swept up the soft festoons of plaits and fastened in the tall comb (to such uses do men come!); and what could he do then but kiss the exquisite nape which was shown in all its delicate curves?
Those two got up and moved towards the companion, the old gent very erect, his thin locks stirring gently about the nape of his neck, and carrying the rugs over his arm.
In further experiments, Davies' team found that mice that lacked the enzyme to make NAEs from NAPEs were not helped by the NAPE-making bacteria; but this could be overcome by giving the mice NAE-making bacteria instead.
The acquisition of NAPES, a Wisconsin-based producer of hydropower project control and management systems, will bolster Alstom Hydro's presence in the US renewable energy sector, while expanding its hydropower product and services portfolio.
The NAPEs enter the bloodstream and go straight to the brain, where they concentrate in a brain region that controls food intake and energy expenditure.