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 of digastricModern Latin digastricus ; from Classical Greek di-, two + gast?r, belly: see gastro-
Having two fleshy ends connected by a thinner tendinous portion. Used of certain muscles.
A muscle of the lower jaw that elevates the hyoid bone and assists in lowering the jaw.
- The digastric muscle
di- + gastric