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Definitions of carotid

  1. of or relating to either of the two major arteries supplying blood to the head and neck
  2. One of the two main arteries of the neck, by which blood is conveyed from the aorta to the head. [ See Illust. of Aorta.]
  3. Alt. of Carotidal
  4. 1. Arteria carotis. 2. Relating to a carotid artery.
  5. Term applied to great arteries of neck.
  6. Relating to the two great arteries of the neck.
  7. Term applied to the principal arteries of the neck.
  8. One of the great arteries of the neck. carotid artery.
  9. Relating to the two arteries which convey the blood from the aorta to the head.
  10. The carotids are the two great arteries of the neck that convey the blood to the head and brain.
  11. The chief arteries in the neck.
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Usage examples for carotid

  1. Division of the carotid artery is fatal, and of the internal jugular vein very dangerous on account of entrance of air. – Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
  2. If the carotid artery should tire out and not be able to perform its duty the brain would tire out also, and cease to operate. – Philosophy of Osteopathy by Andrew T. Still
  3. Jugular; carotid pneumogastric nerve. – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman
  4. It is enough for us to prove that this operation always tends to death, which can easily be produced by opening the carotid artery of an animal. – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
  5. Say I grow hourly thinner, Simply abhor my dinner - Tho' I do try and absorb some viand Each day, for form's sake merely: And ask her, when all's ended, And I am found extended, With vest blood- spotted and cut carotid To think on Her's sincerely. – Verses and Translations by C. S. C.
  6. All the foramina for the transmission of the sensiferous nerves are large, the auditory particularly so; while the foramen, through which the carotid artery enters the skull, is small. – The Bushman Life in a New Country by Edward Wilson Landor
  7. H. Left common carotid artery. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise
  8. During these moments the Surgeon General occupied a chair by the head of the President's bed and occasionally held his finger over the carotid artery to note its pulsations. – Lincoln's Last Hours by Charles A. Leale
  9. The vein having ceased to bleed, the carotid artery of the same side was divided, but no blood came from it; in a few seconds afterwards, the animal was dead. – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
  10. It gives off branches which communicate directly with the vagus, glosso- pharyngeal and hypoglossal nerves; another branch, the ascending, passes into the carotid canal and enters into the formation of the carotid and cavernous plexuses; other branches pass to the pharynx, and a branch enters the formation of the cardiac plexuses. – Philosophy of Osteopathy by Andrew T. Still
  11. The throb of the two carotid arteries may be plainly felt by pressing the thumb and finger backwards on each side of the larynx. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  12. There was a furiously active, silent moment while Paresi turned the fat man over on his back, ran skilled fingers over his bleeding face, his chest, back to the carotid area of his neck. – Breaking Point by James E. Gunn
  13. I " swung on him," as we used to say at the gymnasium, catching him under his protruded jaw, not far from the region of the carotid artery. – The-Darrow-Enigma by Severy, Melvin Linwood
  14. With one hand, I parried the attack; with the other, I gave him a sharp blow on the carotid artery. – The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar by Maurice Leblanc
  15. I interpreted the two attacks thus: one of these warty vegetations had become detached, and escaping into the arterial circulation, entered the left carotid artery and eventually stuck in the posterior branch of the middle cerebral artery, causing a temporary loss of word memory, consequently a disturbance of the whole speech zone of the left hemisphere. – The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song by F. W. Mott
  16. In swallows the thoracic artery arises between the carotid and axillary arteries, either from the stem of the coracoid artery or independently from the subclavian, but in pigeons the thoracic artery arises from the pectoral stem, a site of attachment that is relatively more lateral than in swallows. – Thoracic and Coracoid Arteries In Two Families of Birds, Columbidae and Hirundinidae by Marion Anne Jenkinson