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Either of the two major arteries, one on each side of the neck, that carry blood to the head.
Of or relating to either of these arteries.

[French carotide, from Greek karōtides, carotid arteries, from karoun, to stupefy (because compression of these arteries causes loss of consciousness); see ker- in Indo-European roots.]


(kəˈrɒtɪd) or

carotid artery

(Anatomy) either one of the two principal arteries that supply blood to the head and neck
(Anatomy) of or relating to either of these arteries
[C17: from French, from Greek karōtides, from karoun to stupefy; so named by Galen, because pressure on them produced unconsciousness]
caˈrotidal adj


(kəˈrɒt ɪd)

1. 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.
2. pertaining to a carotid artery.
[1660–70; < Greek karōtídes neck arteries]
ca•rot′id•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.carotid - of or relating to either of the two major arteries supplying blood to the head and neck


[kəˈrɒtɪd] N (also carotid artery) → carótida f

carotid (artery)

nHalsschlagader f, → Karotide f (spec)


n. carótida, arteria una de las dos arterias del cuello;
___ arteriesarterias ___ -s;
___ sinusseno de la ___;
___ sinus syncopesíncope del seno de la ___.


adj carotideo, (artery) carótido
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He knew enough anatomy to make pretty certain of getting the carotid artery.
It was pierced by a very small but very deep wound, which had divided the carotid artery.
Two thumbs pressed into his neck on either side of the windpipe directly on the carotid arteries, shutting off the blood to his brain and giving him most exquisite agony, at the same time rendering him unconscious far more swiftly than the swiftest anaesthetic.
The carotid arteries are vessels on each side of the neck that supply oxygenated blood to the head.
The common carotid artery originates from the brachiocephalic artery at right and the aortic arch at left.
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The carotid arteries in the neck supply blood to the brain.
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Type I proatlantal artery with bilateral absence of the external carotid arteries.
Patients with substantial carotid-artery stenosis and no history of stroke or transient ischemic attack had significant cognitive impairments, compared with people without carotid disease, in a single-center, prospective study of 330 people, Dr.
After diagnostic imaging (figure), the patient underwent surgical exploration of the left carotid space to repair a pseudoaneurysm, as demonstrated on imaging.
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