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