digastric

digastric

[dahy-gas-trik] Anatomy.
adjective
1.
(of a muscle) having two bellies with an intermediate tendon.
noun
2.
a muscle of the lower jaw, the action of which assists in lowering the jaw.

Origin:
1690–1700; < Neo-Latin digastricus. See di-1, gastric

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digastric (daɪˈɡæstrɪk)
 
adj
1.  (of certain muscles) having two fleshy portions joined by a tendon
 
n
2.  a muscle of the mandible that assists in lowering the lower jaw
 
[C17: from New Latin digastricus (with two bellies), from di-1 + gastricus gastric, from Greek gastēr belly]

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digastric di·gas·tric (dī-gās'trĭk)
adj.

  1. Having two bellies; biventral. Used especially of a muscle with two fleshy parts separated by an intervening tendinous part.

  2. Of or relating to the digastric muscle.

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