carotid artery

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carotid artery (plural carotid arteries)

  1. (anatomy) Synonym of carotid.
    Meronyms: common carotid artery, external carotid artery, internal carotid artery
    • 2022, N. K. Jemisin, The World We Make, Orbit, page 134:
      Bronca can almost feel the hard pulse of blood in five other carotid arteries and hear its rush in five other sets of ears as she leans her hands on the table.

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