intercarotid

carotid

[kuh-rot-id] Anatomy.
noun
1.
Also called carotid artery. either of the two large arteries, one on each side of the head, that carry blood to the head and that divide into an external branch supplying the neck, face, and other external parts, and an internal branch supplying the brain, eye, and other internal parts.
adjective
2.
pertaining to a carotid artery.

Origin:
1660–70; < Greek karōtídes neck arteries, equivalent to karōt(ikós) soporific (kár(os) stupor + -ōtikos -otic) + -ides -id1; so called by Galen, who found that their compression causes stupor

carotidal, adjective
intercarotid, adjective
postcarotid, adjective
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carotid (kəˈrɒtɪd)
 
n
1.  either one of the two principal arteries that supply blood to the head and neck
 
adj
2.  of or relating to either of these arteries
 
[C17: from French, from Greek karōtides, from karoun to stupefy; so named by Galen, because pressure on them produced unconsciousness]
 
ca'rotidal
 
adj

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carotid
1543, "pertaining to the two great arteries of the neck," from Gk. karotides pl. of karotis, from karoun "plunge into sleep or stupor," since compression of these arteries was believed to cause unconsciousness (Galen).
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carotid ca·rot·id (kə-rŏt'ĭd)
n.
Either of two major arteries, one on each side of the neck, that carry blood to the head. adj.
Relating to either of these arteries.

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