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Definition of Carotid
CarotidCarotid 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.]
Carotid Ca*rot"id, Carotidal Ca*rot"id*al, a. (Anat.)
Pertaining to, or near, the carotids or one of them; as, the
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