Ca*rot"id (?), n. [Gr. , pl., from heavy sleep: cf. F. carotide. The early Greeks believed that these arteries in some way caused drowsiness.] Anat.

One of the two main arteries of the neck, by which blood is conveyed from the aorta to the head. [See Illust. of Aorta.]

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Ca*rot"id (?), Ca*rot"id*al (?), a. Anat.

Pertaining to, or near, the carotids or one of them; as, the carotid gland.

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