Why turkey has the same name as Turkey
thyroid artery n.
An artery with origin in the aortic arch or the brachiocephalic artery and distribution to the thyroid gland; lowest thyroid artery.
An artery with origin in the thyrocervical trunk and branches to the ascending cervical, inferior laryngeal, muscular, esophageal, and tracheal arteries; inferior thyroid artery.
An artery with origin in the external carotid artery and branches to the infrahyoid, superior laryngeal, sternocleidomastoid, and cricothyroid arteries; superior thyroid artery.