Definition of digastric
: of, relating to, or being either of a pair of muscles that depress the lower jaw and raise the hyoid bone during swallowing
Origin of digastric
New Latin digastricus, from di- + gastricus gastric
First Known Use: circa 1721
Medical Definition of digastric
1: having two bellies separated by a median tendon
2: of or relating to a digastric muscle
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