[[t]kəˈrɒt ɪd[/t]] n.
1) anat. Also called carot′id ar`tery. either of two large arteries, one on each side of the neck, that carry blood from the aorta to the head
2) anat. pertaining to a carotid artery
Etymology: 1660–70; < Gk karōtídes neck arteries ca•rot′id•al, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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