internal opening of carotid canal

(redirected from apertura interna canalis carotici)

internal opening of carotid canal

an irregular opening on the floor of the middle cranial fossa in the petrous portion of the temporal bone whereby the internal carotid artery enters the cranial cavity.

in·ter·nal o·pen·ing of ca·rot·id ca·nal

(in-tĕrnăl ōpĕn-ing kă-rotid kă-nal)
An irregular opening on the floor of the middle cranial fossa in the petrous portion of the temporal bone.
Synonym(s): apertura interna canalis carotici.