carotid(redirected from carotids)
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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.
(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]
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.adj.
2. pertaining to a carotid artery.
[1660–70; < Greek karōtídes neck arteries]
|Adj.||1.||carotid - of or relating to either of the two major arteries supplying blood to the head and neck|
carotid[kəˈrɒtɪd] N (also carotid artery) → carótida f
n → Halsschlagader f, → Karotide f (spec)
n. carótida, arteria una de las dos arterias del cuello;
___ arteries → arterias ___ -s;
___ sinus → seno de la ___;
___ sinus syncope → síncope del seno de la ___.