Nuchal lines

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Not to be confused with Nuchal fluid line.
Nuchal lines
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Occipital bone. Outer surface.
Side view of head, showing surface relations of bones. (Superior and median lines visible at bottom right.)
Latin Linea nuchae
Gray's p.130
Anatomical terms of bone

The nuchal lines are four curved lines on the external surface of the occipital bone:

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.