carotid triangle

noun

Medical Definition of carotid triangle

: a space in each lateral half of the neck that is bounded in back by the sternocleidomastoid muscle, below by the omohyoid muscle, and above by the stylohyoid and digastric muscles

called also superior carotid triangle

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“Carotid triangle.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/carotid%20triangle. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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