adjective ca·rot·id \kə-ˈrä-təd\

Definition of CAROTID

:  of, relating to, or being the chief artery or pair of arteries that pass up the neck and supply the head
carotid noun

Origin of CAROTID

French or Greek; French carotide, from Greek karōtides carotid arteries, from karoun to stupefy; akin to Greek kara head — more at cerebral
First Known Use: 1543

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with CAROTID

Medical Dictionary


adjective ca·rot·id \kə-ˈrät-əd\

Medical Definition of CAROTID

:  of, situated near, or involving a carotid artery <carotid arteriography>


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