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digastric

 [di-gas´trik]
1. having two bellies.
2. digastric muscle; see anatomic Table of Muscles in the Appendices.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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The lingual artery is found in a position more inferior than the one classicaly described based on the anatomic structures: the digastric muscle, the hyoid bone and the hypoglossal nerve.
When the embryo is between 10 and 18 mm in length, the deep layer of the second mesenchymal lamina differentiates into the posterior digastric complex (the stapedius muscle, the posterior belly of the digastric muscle, the digastric tendon, and the stylohyoid muscle).
The tumor was excised en bloc with part of the external ear, part of the sternocleidomastoid muscle and the posterior belly of the digastric. Due to macroscopic direct tumor invasion, the facial nerve was resected in order to leave no gross residual tumor and to achieve clear margins.
A transverse incision is made over the swelling parallel to the mandible, where the intraoperative findings was that of superficial cystic swelling with few loculi over the muscle layer of the mylohyoid and the anterior belly of the digastric with few finger-like extensions between the muscle planes.
H--Submandibular region--mid pterygoid/supra-hyoid/anterior region of digastric (below the mandible, 2 cm in front of the angle of the mandible).
Next, the soft parts of the submandibular gland were dissected, exposing the anterior belly of the digastric muscle before sectioning of the small vessels to allow mobilisation of the gland and its complete resection.
The SAN branches off passing deep into the posterior belly of the digastric muscle to supply the sternocleidomastoid.
Nordstrom, "Asymmetric activation of motor cortex controlling human anterior digastric muscles during speech and target-directed jaw movements," Journal of Neurophysiology, vol.
Boyd et al2 demonstrated that cervical extension leads to increased muscle activity in anterior temporalis and decreased activity in middle masseter and anterior digastric. Cervical flexion, however, has been shown to decrease muscle activity in temporalis.
CN V provides motor innervation to the muscles of mastication (medial and lateral pterygoid, masseter, and temporalis muscles), the mylohyoid, the anterior belly of the digastric, the tensor veli palatini, and the tensor tympani muscles.
(2, 3, 9, 13) Its sheath extends superiorly to the jugular foramen and inferiorly to the aortic arch and is bordered anteriorly by the styloid process and PPS, laterally by the anterior belly of the digastric muscle and the PS and medially by the lateral margin of the RPS.
salivarius had a beneficial effect on performance and immune function in broiler chicken [3], There are three predominant species of Lactobacillus in the chicken digastric tract (L.