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carotid artery

noun

Definition of carotid artery

medical

  1. :  either one of the two arteries in the neck that supply blood to the head



Word by Word Definitions

carotidplay
  1. :  of, relating to, or being the chief artery or pair of arteries that pass up the neck and supply the head

arteryplay
  1. :  any of the tubular branching muscular- and elastic-walled vessels that carry blood from the heart through the body

    :  a channel (as a river or highway) of transportation or communication

    :  the main channel in a branching system


Medical Dictionary

carotid artery

noun

Medical Definition of carotid artery

  1. :  either of the two main arteries that supply blood to the head of which the left in humans arises from the arch of the aorta and the right by bifurcation of the brachiocephalic artery with each passing along the corresponding anterolateral aspect of the neck and dividing opposite the upper border of the thyroid cartilage into an external branch supplying the face, tongue, and external parts of the head and an internal branch supplying the brain, eye, and other internal parts of the head—called also carotid; see common carotid artery, external carotid artery, internal carotid artery




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