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