digastric

[dahy-gas-trik]Anatomy
noun
  1. a muscle of the lower jaw, the action of which assists in lowering the jaw.

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

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

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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digastric in Medicine

digastric

[dī-găstrĭk]
adj.
  1. Having two bellies; biventral. Used especially of a muscle with two fleshy parts separated by an intervening tendinous part.
  2. Of or relating to the digastric muscle.
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