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Medical Term:

internal opening of carotid canal

Definition

an irregular opening on the floor of the middle cranial fossa in the petrous portion of the temporal bone whereby the internal carotid artery enters the cranial cavity.

Synonym(s): apertura interna canalis caroticiTA

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