caroticotympanic canaliculi

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ca·rot·i·co·tym·pan·ic can·a·lic·u·li

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small openings within the carotid canal that afford passage to the tympanic cavity of branches of the internal carotid artery and carotid sympathetic plexus.

caroticotympanic canaliculi

tiny passages in the temporal bone interconnecting the carotid canal and the tympanic cavity that carry communicating twigs between the internal carotid and tympanic plexuses. Also called caroticotympanic foramina.