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Related to digastric muscles: stylohyoid, Sternocleidomastoid muscles, masseter muscles

di·gas·tric

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

digastric

(daɪˈɡæstrɪk)
adj
(Anatomy) (of certain muscles) having two fleshy portions joined by a tendon
n
(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]

di•gas•tric

(daɪˈgæs trɪk)

adj.
1. (of a muscle) having two bellies with an intermediate tendon.
n.
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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The boundaries of the submental space are formed by the hyoid bone inferiorly, the mandible superiorly, and the anterior bellies of the digastric muscles bilaterally (figure).
5-cm infiltrative left parotid tumor with an extracapsular spread to the adjacent sternocleidomastoid and digastric muscles (figure 1 ).