digastric definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
designating or of a muscle that bellies out from both sides of its tendon, esp. such a muscle in the neck that helps to lower the jaw and indirectly moves the tongue
Origin: Modern Latin digastricus ; from Classical Greek di-, two plush gastēr, belly: see gastro-
digastric definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Having two fleshy ends connected by a thinner tendinous portion. Used of certain muscles.noun
A muscle of the lower jaw that elevates the hyoid bone and assists in lowering the jaw.
digastric - Medical Definition
- Having two bellies; biventral. Used especially of a muscle with two fleshy parts separated by an intervening tendinous part.
- Of or relating to the digastric muscle.