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CANAL. A trench dug for leading water in a particular direction, and confining it.
     2. Public canals are generally protected by the law which authorizes their being made. Various points have arisen under numerous laws authorizing the construction of canals, which have been decided in cases reported in 1 Yeates, 430; 1 Binn. 70; 1 Pennsyl. 462; 2 Pennsyl. 517; 7 Mass. 169; 1 Sumu. 46; 20 Johns. 103, 735; 2 Johns. 283; 7 John. Ch. 315; 1 Wend. 474; 5 Wend. 166; 8 Wend. 469; 4 Wend. 667; 6 Cowen, 698; 7 Cowen, 526 4 Hamm. 253; 5 Hamm. 141, 391; 6 Hamm. 126; 1 N. H. Rep. 339; See River.

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Agenesis is a primary failure of development with absence of the bony carotid canal.
4) In the meantime, a petrous apex granuloma may erode into the jugular foremen, carotid canal, and the internal auditory canal prior to diagnosis.
The patient's left carotid canal had been fractured and the surrounding sympathetic plexus injured in the accident, resulting in an overactive parasympathetic system.
Subclasses C 1 through C4 designate the degree of extension to the carotid canal.
The petrous portion of the internal carotid artery (ICA) represents the continuation of the cervical portion of the ICA as it enters the petrous portion of the temporal bone via the carotid canal.