Definition of carotid
: belonging to or situated near a carotid artery carotid endarterectomy
Recent Examples of carotid from the Web
McGrath’s body rejected a skin graft and in response, his carotid artery exploded.
Animals must be slaughtered in the most humane fashion, a sharp knife between the carotid artery and jugular vein.
God’s carotid burst open on the new border between India and Pakistan and a million people died of hatred.
However, for several years now surgeons have been placing stents by puncturing the carotid artery in patients necks, rather than going in through the groin.
The majority of carotid artery narrowing is still done through surgery due to higher stroke rates for stenting procedures.
A clot lodged in his carotid artery, which required emergency surgery.
A longtime Near North Side resident, Seaton had been in hospice care and had carotid cancer, her brother said.
But during an eight-hour surgery, doctors found the tumor was close to the carotid artery.
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Medical Definition of carotid
: of, situated near, or involving a carotid artery carotid arteriography
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