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carotid


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carotid 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  either  of  the  two  major  arteries  supplying 
  blood  to  the  head  and  neck 




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