Definition of nuchal crest in English:

nuchal crest

noun

Anatomy Zoology
  • 1Zoology a crest of feathers, hair, scales, or skin on the back of the neck.

  • 2Anatomy and Zoology, a ridge at the back of the skull to which ligaments and muscles of the neck are attached.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist.