A bilaterally paired branched artery that originates from the aortic arches and divides into and includes as parts the internal and external carotid arteries[cjm]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_carotid_artery ]

Synonyms: carotid artery system trunk of common carotid tree common carotid artery

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Term information


uberon_slim, pheno_slim

curator notes

This class represents the adult and developing structures'

depicted by


development notes

in birds and reptiles, develops from arch III and parts of ventral and dorsal aortae

editor note

we follow the FMA and treat the artery as a tree-structure - here we include the internal and external as parts. For the part that excludes the branches, see 'trunk of common carotid artery'

has broad synonym

carotid artery

has related synonym

a. carotis communis