digastric


di·gas·tric

adjective \(ˌ)dī-ˈgas-trik\

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

di·gas·tric

adjective \(ˈ)dī-ˈgas-trik\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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