Nuchal plane

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Nuchal plane
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Occipital bone at birth.
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Occipital bone. Outer surface.
Details
Latin planum nuchale
Identifiers
Gray's p.130
Dorlands
/Elsevier
p_22/12644583
Anatomical terms of bone

That part of the squama occipitalis which lies below the highest nuchal lines is termed the planum nuchale (or nuchal plane), is rough and irregular for the attachment of several muscles.

References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)