paxwax

Definitions:

  • A butchers’ name of the ligamentum nuchæ or nuchal ligament of the back of the neck of cattle, etc.
  • The strong ligament of the back of the neck in quadrupeds. It connects the back of the skull with dorsal spines of the cervical vertebræ, and helps to support the head. Called also <altname>paxywaxy</altname> and <altname>packwax</altname>.
  • A strong <xref>ligament</xref> of the back of the neck in <xref>quadrupeds</xref>, connecting the back of the <xref>skull</xref> with <xref>dorsal</xref> <xref>spines</xref> of the <xref>cervical</xref> <xref>vertebrae</xref>; the nuchal ligament.
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