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Either of the two major arteries, one on each side of the neck, that carry blood to the head.
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How to use carotid artery in a sentence
His left carotid artery bursts and bright red blood sprays in a fountain into the air and splashes back on the sidewalk.The Best Scenes From Cormac McCarthy’s ‘The Counselor’ Screenplay|Thomas Flynn|October 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But apparently a tear in the carotid artery is the leading cause in strokes among young people.How Did I Have a Stroke in My 20s?|Elizabeth Gates|August 22, 2010|DAILY BEAST
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
A shearer had run the point of his shears into the neck of a sheep, and opened the carotid artery.Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia|William John Wills
The internal carotid artery of that side was of lesser calibre and the entire skull half shortened.Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot
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
Otherwise there would have been more blood stains found, as the jugular vein and carotid artery were both cut.An Artist in Crime|Rodrigues Ottolengui