Meaning of “carotid artery” in the English Dictionary

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"carotid artery" in British English

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carotid arterynoun [ C ]

uk /kəˌrɒt.ɪd ˈɑː.tər.i/ us /kəˌrɑː.t̬ɪd ˈɑːr.t̬ɚ.i/ specialized

one of two arteries (= thick tubes carrying blood from the heart) that pass up through your neck and take blood to your brain

(Definition of “carotid artery” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)