nuchal line superior


nuchal line superior
linea nuchalis superior.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • linea nuchalis superior — [TA] superior nuchal line: a curved line on the outer surface of the occipital bone, extending from the external occipital protuberance toward the lateral angle and giving attachment medially to the trapezius muscle and laterally to the… …   Medical dictionary

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