the part of a carotid artery between its origin and its point of division into branches.
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How to use common carotid artery in a sentence
The communication is usually between the common carotid artery and the internal jugular vein.Manual of Surgery | Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
From its giving off no collateral branches, the common carotid artery may be tied at any part of its course.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery | Joseph Bell
The common carotid artery was tied for secondary hæmorrhage (Mr. Jameson) some three weeks later.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 | George Henry Makins