carotid bifurcation(redirected from bifurcatio carotidis)
the division of the common carotid artery into internal and external carotid arteries; it occurs at the level of the superior border of the thyroid cartilages (vertebral level C4), The carotid body and sinus occur in relation to the carotid bifurcation.
Synonym(s): bifurcatio carotidis [TA]
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ca·rot·id bi·fur·ca·tion(kă-rotid bīfŭr-kāshŭn) [TA]
Division of the common carotid artery into internal and external carotid arteries.
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