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ex·ter·nal ca·rot·id ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, common carotid at C-4 vertebral level; branches, superior thyroid, lingual, facial, occipital, posterior auricular, ascending pharyngeal, and terminal branches, maxillary and superficial temporal at level of neck of mandible.
Synonym(s): arteria carotis externa [TA]

external carotid artery

one of a pair of arteries with eight major temporal or maxillary branches, rising from the common carotid arteries. It supplies various parts and tissues of the head and neck.

ex·ter·nal ca·rot·id ar·te·ry

(eks-tĕr'năl kă-rot'id ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, common carotid at C-4 vertebral level; branches, superior thyroid, lingual, facial, occipital, posterior auricular, ascending pharyngeal, and terminal branches, maxillary and superficial temporal at level of neck of mandible.
Synonym(s): arteria carotis externa.

external carotid artery

A major artery that springs from the common carotid artery in the neck and supplies blood to the front of the neck, face and scalp and the side of the head and the ear. The artery also supplies the DURA MATER.
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