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digastric

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adjective di·gas·tric \(ˌ)dī-ˈgas-trik\

Definition of digastric

  1. :  of, relating to, or being either of a pair of muscles that depress the lower jaw and raise the hyoid bone during swallowing



Origin and Etymology of digastric

New Latin digastricus, from di- + gastricus gastric


First Known Use: circa 1721


Medical Dictionary

digastric

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adjective di·gas·tric \(ˈ)dī-ˈgas-trik\

Medical Definition of digastric

  1. 1:  having two bellies separated by a median tendon

  2. 2:  of or relating to a digastric muscle




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of digastric


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