digastric

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Related to digastrics: stylohyoid, sternohyoid, sternocleidomastoid, geniohyoid

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.