openings of carotid canal

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openings of carotid canal

[TA]
the orifice at each extremity of the carotid canal in the pyramidal petrous part of the temporal bone; the external opening of the carotid canal is on the inferior surface of the pyramid; the internal opening of the canal is at the apex of the petrous part.
Synonym(s): carotid foramen

o·pen·ings of ca·rot·id ca·nal

(ōpĕn-ingz kă-rotid kă-nal) [TA]
The orifice at each extremity of the carotid canal in the pyramidal petrous part of the temporal bone.
Synonym(s): carotid foramen.
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It enters through the carotid foramen and ascends vertically in the petrous temporal bone to the level of the cochlea through the bony carotid canal.