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Noun: carotid artery  ku'ró-tid 'aa(r)-tu-ree
  1. Either of two major arteries of the neck and head; branches from the aorta
    - arteria carotis, carotid

Derived forms: carotid arteries

Type of: arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery

Part of: cervix, neck

Encyclopedia: Carotid artery, internal