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Meaning of CAROTID

Pronunciation:  ku'râtid

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of or relating to either of the two major arteries supplying blood to the head and neck
 

CAROTID is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ca*rot"id\, n. [Gr. ?, pl., from ? heavy sleep: cf. F.
    carotide. The early Greeks believed that these arteries in
    some way caused drowsiness.] (Anat.)
    One of the two main arteries of the neck, by which blood is
    conveyed from the aorta to the head.
    
    Note: [See Illust. of {Aorta}.]
    
    
  2. \Ca*rot"id\, Carotidal \Ca*rot"id*al\, a. (Anat.)
    Pertaining to, or near, the carotids or one of them; as, the
    carotid gland.
    
    
 

 

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