Either of the two major arteries, one on each side of the neck, that carry blood to the head.
(anatomy) Either of a pair of arteries, each side of the neck, which branch from the aorta and supply blood to the head.
Carotid-artery Sentence Examples
But it must be observed that the classification of Nitzsch, just given, rests much more on characters furnished by the general structure than on those furnished by the carotid artery only.
That in which both' a right carotid artery and a left are present.
That in which the right carotid artery alone is present, of which, according to our author's experience, the flamingo (Phoenicopterus) was the sole example.
That in which the left carotid artery alone exists, as found in all other birds examined by Nitzsch, and therefore as regards species and individuals much the most common - since into this category come the countless thousands of the passerine birds - a group which outnumbers all the rest put together.
Facial paralysis as the initial presentation of an internal carotid artery aneurysm.