carotid

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adjective ca·rot·id \kə-ˈrä-təd\

Definition of carotid

  1. :  belonging to or situated near a carotid artery <carotid endarterectomy>

Origin and Etymology 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: 1667


Medical Dictionary

carotid

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adjective ca·rot·id \kə-ˈrät-əd\

Medical Definition of carotid

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



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