Definitions for carotidkəˈrɒt ɪd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Also called carot′id ar`tery. either of two large arteries, one on each side of the neck, that carry blood from the aorta to the head.
(adj.)pertaining to a carotid artery.
Origin of carotid:
1660–70; < Gk karōtídes neck arteries
of or relating to either of the two major arteries supplying blood to the head and neck
A number of major arteries in the head and neck.
Relating to these arteries
Origin: From caros or κάρος. From the fact that the carotid artery supplies blood to the brain, and interruption of this flow causes loss of consciousness.
one of the two main arteries of the neck, by which blood is conveyed from the aorta to the head. [See Illust. of Aorta.]
alt. of Carotidal
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