digastric(redirected from digastric muscles)
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Related to digastric muscles: stylohyoid, Sternocleidomastoid muscles, masseter muscles
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]
1. (of a muscle) having two bellies with an intermediate tendon.n.
2. a muscle of the lower jaw serving to open the mouth.