superior nuchal line

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su·pe·ri·or nu·chal line

[TA]
the ridge that extends laterally from the external occipital protuberance toward the lateral angle of the occipital bone; it gives attachment to the trapezius, sternocleidomastoid, and splenius capitis muscles.
Synonym(s): linea nuchae superior [TA]
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su·pe·ri·or nu·chal line

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr nū'kăl līn) [TA]
The ridge that extends laterally from the external occipital protuberance toward the lateral angle of the occipital bone; it gives attachment to the trapezius, sternocleidomastoid, and splenius capitis muscles.
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superior nuchal line

On the posterior outer surface of the occipital bone, a ridge extending laterally from either side of the greater occipital protuberance and curving slightly downward at its end.
See also: line
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