digastric

adjective di·gas·tric \ (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 and Etymology of digastric

New Latin digastricus, from di- + gastricus gastric


Medical Dictionary

digastric

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

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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