carotid groove


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Related to carotid groove: carotid sinus, foramen spinosum, carotid canal, arcuate eminence, trigeminal impression, Sphenoidal lingula

ca·rot·id sul·cus

the groove on the body of the sphenoid bone in which the internal carotid artery lies in its course through the cavernous sinus.

carotid groove

A broad groove on the inner surface of the sphenoid bone lateral to its body. It lodges the carotid artery and the cavernous sinus.
See also: groove