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external carotid (nerve) plexus

 

Definition: 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.

Synonym(s): plexus (nervosus) caroticus externusTA

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