carotid

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin caros or Ancient Greek κάρος (káros, sleep, stupor). From the fact that the carotid artery supplies blood to the brain, and interruption of this flow causes loss of consciousness.

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Noun[edit]

carotid (plural carotids)

  1. (anatomy) Any of a number of major arteries in the head and neck.

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Adjective[edit]

carotid (not comparable)

  1. Relating to these arteries