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digastric

[dahy-gas-trik] /daɪˈgæs trɪk/
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
1690-1700; < Neo-Latin digastricus. See di-1, gastric
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British Dictionary definitions for digastric

digastric

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

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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