inferior nuchal line


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Related to inferior nuchal line: External occipital protuberance, nuchal crest

in·fe·ri·or nu·chal line

[TA]
a ridge that extends laterally from the external occipital crest toward the jugular process of the occipital bone.
Synonym(s): linea nuchae inferior [TA]
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inferior nuchal line

On the posterior outer surface of the occipital bone, a ridge extending laterally from either side of the greater occipital crest 1to 2 cm below the greater external occipital protuberance and curving slightly upward at its end.
See also: line
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Both fossas had an oval shape and were located between inferior nuchal line superiorly and foramen magnum inferiorly, lateral to the external occipital crest at the insertion site of RCPm.
INL: Inferior Nuchal Line (Adapted from Tagil et al., 2005).

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