external carotid artery


: the outer branch of the carotid artery that supplies the face, tongue, and external parts of the head

called also external carotid

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“External carotid artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/external%20carotid%20artery. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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