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carotid triangle in Medicine

carotid triangle n.
A space bounded by the superior belly of the omohyoid muscle, by the anterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, and by the posterior belly of the digastric muscle, containing the bifurcation of the common carotid artery.

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