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Nuchal ligament

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nuchal ligament --> ligamentum nuchae

A sagittal ligamentous band at the back of the neck, formed of thickened supraspinous ligaments; it extends from the external occipital protuberance to the posterior border of the foramen magnum, cranially, to the seventh cervical spinous process, caudally.

Synonym: apparatus ligamentosus colli, nuchal ligament.