carotid artery

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 head

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