- carotenosis cutis,
- carothers, wallace hume,
- caroticotympanic nerve,
- carotid artery,
- carotid body,
- carotid bruit,
- carotid canal,
- carotid ganglion
Origin of carotid
Examples from the Web for carotid
But apparently a tear in the carotid artery is the leading cause in strokes among young people.
It resembles the carotid body in its microscopical structure, but is not so vascular.
The throb of the two carotid arteries may be plainly felt by pressing the thumb and finger backwards on each side of the larynx.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
In birds it is also paired and lies near the origin of the carotid arteries.
With one hand, I parried the attack; with the other, I gave him a sharp blow on the carotid artery.The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar|Maurice Leblanc
He gave directions for avoiding the carotid artery and internal jugular vein in operations upon the neck.Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine|James Sands Elliott
Word Origin for carotid
1540s, "pertaining to the two great arteries of the neck," from Greek karotides "great arteries of the neck," plural of karotis, from karoun "plunge into sleep or stupor," because compression of these arteries was believed to cause unconsciousness (Galen). But if this is folk etymology, the Greek word could be from kara "head," related to kranion "skull, upper part of the head," from PIE root *ker- "horn, head" (see horn (n.)).