A terminal branch of the left or right common carotid artery which supplies oxygenated blood to to the throat, neck glands, tongue, face, mouth, ear, scalp and dura mater of the meninges[MP] [ http://www.informatics.jax.org/accession/anna ]

Synonyms: external carotid

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/13/External_carotid_a.gif

has related synonym

arteria carotis externa

id

UBERON:0001070

see also

https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3486863&group_id=76834&atid=1127722

taxon notes

not homologous to the external carotid of zebrafish (Goodrich, 1958) - http://zfish.nichd.nih.gov/zfatlas/Intro%20Page/comparative.html; check XAO