carotid artery
an artery originating at the junction of the first two aortic arches and supplying the anterior brain

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • carotid artery — ▪ anatomy       one of several arteries that supply blood to the head and neck. Of the two common carotid arteries, which extend headward on each side of the neck, the left originates in the arch of the aorta over the heart; the right originates… …   Universalium

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  • carotid artery — either of the two main arteries in the neck whose branches supply the head and neck. The common carotid artery arises on the left side directly from the aortic arch and on the right from the innominate artery. They ascend the neck on either side… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • carotid artery — UK [kəˌrɒtɪd ˈɑː(r)tərɪ] / US [kəˌrɑtɪd ˈɑrtərɪ] noun [countable] Word forms carotid artery : singular carotid artery plural carotid arteries medical one of the two main arteries on each side of your neck that carry blood from your heart to your… …   English dictionary

  • carotid artery — [[t]kərɒ̱tɪd ɑ͟ː(r)təri[/t]] carotid arteries N COUNT A carotid artery is one of the two arteries in the neck that supply the head with blood. [MEDICAL] …   English dictionary

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  • carotid artery — ca|rot|id ar|te|ry [kəˈrɔtıd ˌa:təri US ˈra:tıd ˌa:r ] n medical [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: carotide, from Greek karotides carotid arteries , from karoun to make unconscious ] one of the two arteries in your neck that supply blood to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • carotid artery — noun (C) technical one of the two arteries (artery (1)) in your neck, that supply blood to your head …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • carotid artery — noun Either of a pair of arteries, each side of the neck, which branch from the aorta and supply blood to the head …   Wiktionary

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