inferior nuchal line(redirected from linea nuchae inferior)
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]
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