digastricus

di·gas·tri·cus

(dī-gas'tri-kŭs),
1. Synonym(s): digastric
2. Denoting the musculus digastricus.
[L.]

digastricus

[dīgas′trikəs]
Etymology: Gk, di, twice, gaster, stomach
one of four suprahyoid muscles having two parts, an anterior belly and a posterior belly. The anterior belly acts to open the jaw and to draw the hyoid bone forward. The posterior belly acts to draw back and to raise the hyoid bone. Also called digastric muscle. Compare geniohyoideus, mylohyoideus, stylohyoideus.

digastricus

adjective Biventral.
 
noun Digastric muscle; musculus digastricus [NA].
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Masticatory muscle myositis is an autoimmune canine myopathy causing focal inflammation of muscles of mastication including the temporalis, masseter, pterygoid and rostral digastricus, all of which are innervated by mandibular branch of trigeminal nerve (Bolfa et al.
2) (see Figure 7) The primary action of the digastricus is to aid in opening of the mouth, whereas the masseter muscle is chiefly responsible for closing the mouth.
digastricus, el cual deprime ventralmente la mandibula (Biknevicius y Van Valkenburgh, 1996; Anton et al.
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digastricus maxillae inferioris und abwarts von diesem zum Os hyoids.