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 (dī-găs′trĭk) Anatomy
Having two fleshy ends connected by a thinner tendinous portion. Used of certain muscles.
A muscle of the lower jaw that elevates the hyoid bone and assists in lowering the jaw.


(Anatomy) (of certain muscles) having two fleshy portions joined by a tendon
(Anatomy) a muscle of the mandible that assists in lowering the lower jaw
[C17: from New Latin digastricus (with two bellies), from di-1 + gastricus gastric, from Greek gastēr belly]


(daɪˈgæs trɪk)

1. (of a muscle) having two bellies with an intermediate tendon.
2. a muscle of the lower jaw serving to open the mouth.
[1690–1700; < New Latin digastricus. See di-1, gastric]
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It is defined superiorly by the temporal bone, posteriorly by the vertebrae and prevertebral muscles including their fasciae, and laterally by the mandible, the posterior belly of the digastric muscle and the medial pterygoid muscle.
The temporalis muscle, the masseter muscle, and the anterior belly of the digastric muscle have all been used to produce voluntary facial movement in patients with facial nerve paralysis.
The bony mass was found adherent to the sigmoid sinus, stylomastoid foramen, fallopian canal, and digastric muscle.