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Medical Term:

superior nuchal line


Definition: 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 superiorTA

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