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digastric

 [di-gas´trik]
1. having two bellies.
2. digastric muscle; see anatomic Table of Muscles in the Appendices.

di·gas·tric

(dī-gas'trik),
1. Having two bellies; denoting especially a muscle with two fleshy parts separated by an intervening tendinous part. Synonym(s): biventral
2. Relating to the digastric muscle; denoting a fossa or groove with which it is in relation and a nerve supplying its posterior belly.
Synonym(s): digastricus (1)
[G. di-, two, + gastēr, belly]

digastric

/di·gas·tric/ (di-gas´trik)
1. having two bellies.
2. digastric muscle.

digastric

(dī-găs′trĭk) Anatomy
adj.
Having two fleshy ends connected by a thinner tendinous portion. Used of certain muscles.
n.
A muscle of the lower jaw that elevates the hyoid bone and assists in lowering the jaw.

di·gas·tric

(dī-gas'trik)
1. Having two bellies; denoting especially a muscle with two fleshy parts separated by an intervening tendinous part.
Synonym(s): biventral.
2. Relating to the digastric muscle; denoting a fossa or groove with which it is in relation and a nerve supplying its posterior belly.
See: digastric muscle
[G. di-, two, + gastēr, belly]

digastric

1. Of a muscle having two bellies connected by a thinner tendinous part.
2. A muscle that acts to open the mouth by moving the jaw bone (mandible) down.

digastric

  1. (of muscle) having two swollen parts, or bellies, interconnected by a tendon.
  2. a muscle concerned with the swallowing reflex in the human neck.

digastric

1. having two bellies.
2. digastric muscle. See Table 13.
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The mandibular gland shows a rounded contour and its duct crosses along the occiptomandibular face of the digastric muscle and styloglossus muscle and opens in the mouth on the sublingual caruncle near the frenulum (Figure 1 and 2).
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We recorded EMG activity (or submental EMG [SMEMG]) on the second channel of the EMG apparatus using bipolar silver chloride EEG (electroencephalographic) electrodes taped under the chin over the mylohyoid-geniohyoid-anterior digastric muscle complex (Figure 1(a)-(b)).
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This is accomplished using silver chloride skin electrodes placed bilaterally over the mid-masseter, anterior temporalis, posterior temporalis and anterior digastric muscles.
Although not considered to be muscles of mastication, the digastric muscles also play an important role in mandibular function.
Vitti & Basmagian (1977) [18] aimed to analyze comprehensively intramuscular myoelectric activity of muscles: temporal, masseter, medial pterygoid, anterior belly of the digastric, mylohyoid and geniohyoideous in "normal" individuals with bipolar type electrodes "fine wire" during jaw movements, chewing and swallowing.
4) Therefore, in order to identify and safely approach the vital structures in the skull base during surgeries, many accessible anatomical surface landmarks like the mastoid tip, the digastric muscle, the spine of Henle, the cribriform area, the temporal line, the external auditory canal and the root of the zygomae (2) are used to relate and access the underlying anatomical structures.
The tumor was bound anteriorly by the anterior digastric muscle and posteriorly by the sternocleidomastoid muscle and retromandibular fossa.
Another important group is that of the depressor muscles which have the basic function of opening the mouth, and contains lateral pterygoid, digastric muscles, mylohyoid and geniohyoid muscles.