digastric

[ dahy-gas-trik ]

adjective
  1. (of a muscle) having two bellies with an intermediate tendon.

noun
  1. a muscle of the lower jaw, the action of which assists in lowering the jaw.

Origin of digastric

1
From the New Latin word digastricus, dating back to 1690–1700. See di-1, gastric

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digastric

/ (daɪˈɡæstrɪk) /


adjective
  1. (of certain muscles) having two fleshy portions joined by a tendon

noun
  1. a muscle of the mandible that assists in lowering the lower jaw

Origin of digastric

1
C17: from New Latin digastricus (with two bellies), from di- 1 + gastricus gastric, from Greek gastēr belly

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