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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Carotid \Ca*rot"id\, Carotidal \Ca*rot"id*al\, a. (Anat.) Pertaining to, or near, the carotids or one of them; as, the carotid gland. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Carotid \Ca*rot"id\, n. [Gr. ?, pl., from ? heavy sleep: cf. F. carotide. The early Greeks believed that these arteries in some way caused drowsiness.] (Anat.) One of the two main arteries of the neck, by which blood is conveyed from the aorta to the head. Note: [See Illust. of Aorta.] [1913 Webster] Carotid




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