external carotid (nerve) plexus

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ex·ter·nal ca·rot·id (nerve) plex·us

an autonomic plexus formed by the external carotid nerves surrounding the artery of the same name and giving origin to a number of secondary plexuses along the branches of this artery and to branches to the carotid body.
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