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digastric

[ dahy-gas-trik ]
/ daɪˈgæs trɪk /
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adjective
(of a muscle) having two bellies with an intermediate tendon.
noun
a muscle of the lower jaw, the action of which assists in lowering the jaw.
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Origin of digastric

From the New Latin word digastricus, dating back to 1690–1700. See di-1, gastric
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British Dictionary definitions for digastric

digastric
/ (daɪˈɡæstrɪk) /

adjective
(of certain muscles) having two fleshy portions joined by a tendon
noun
a muscle of the mandible that assists in lowering the lower jaw

Word Origin for digastric

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

digastric
[ dī-găstrĭk ]

adj.
Having two bellies; biventral. Used especially of a muscle with two fleshy parts separated by an intervening tendinous part.
Of or relating to the digastric muscle.
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