inferior nuchal line

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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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