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Either of the two large arteries in the neck that carry blood to the head.
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Either of the two main arteries in the neck, one on each side.
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|Noun||1.||carotid artery - either of two major arteries of the neck and head; branches from the aorta|
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
common carotid, common carotid artery - runs upward in the neck and divides into the external and internal carotid arteries
external carotid, external carotid artery - the branch of the carotid artery that supplies blood to the face and tongue and external parts of the head
internal carotid artery - the branch of the carotid artery that supplies blood to the brain and eyes and internal parts of the head
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carotid artery[kəˌrɒtɪdˈɑːtərɪ] n → carotide f
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