A fibrous membrane, which, in the neck, represents the supraspinal ligaments of the upper vertebrae. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuchal_ligament ]
- A fibrous membrane, which, in the neck, represents the supraspinal ligaments of the upper vertebrae.
- As it is required for running, not all animals have a nuchal ligament
- ligamentum nuchae
- ligament of neck
- In humans it is a tendon-like structure that has developed independently in humans and other animals well adapted for running. In some four legged animals, particularly ungulates, the nuchal ligament serves to sustain the weight of the head