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English definition of “carotid (artery)”

carotid (artery)

noun [C] uk   /kəˌrɒt.ɪdˈɑː.tər.i/ us    /-ˈɑːr.t̬ɚ-/ specialized
one of two arteries (= thick tubes carrying blood from the heart) that pass up through your neck and take blood to your brainThe circulatory system and blood
(Definition of carotid (artery) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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