Definitions for carotidkəˈrɒt ɪd

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word carotid

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. carotid(adj)

    of or relating to either of the two major arteries supplying blood to the head and neck

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. carotid(Noun)

    A number of major arteries in the head and neck.

  2. carotid(Adjective)

    Relating to these arteries

  3. 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.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Carotid(noun)

    one of the two main arteries of the neck, by which blood is conveyed from the aorta to the head. [See Illust. of Aorta.]

  2. Carotid(adj)

    alt. of Carotidal

  3. Origin: [Gr. , pl., from heavy sleep: cf. F. carotide. The early Greeks believed that these arteries in some way caused drowsiness.]


Translations for carotid

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for carotid »

Translation

Find a translation for the carotid definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these carotid definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"carotid." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 26 Apr. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/carotid>.

Are we missing a good definition for carotid? Don't keep it to yourself...


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for carotid:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.