di·​gas·​tric (ˌ)dī-ˈga-strik How to pronounce digastric (audio)
: of, relating to, or being either of a pair of muscles that depress the lower jaw and raise the hyoid bone during swallowing

Examples of digastric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inevitably, digastric muscles and subplatysmal fat enter the chat. Jolene Edgar, Allure, 1 May 2024

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Word History


New Latin digastricus, from di- + gastricus gastric

First Known Use

circa 1721, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of digastric was circa 1721

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“Digastric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digastric. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


di·​gas·​tric (ˈ)dī-ˈgas-trik How to pronounce digastric (audio)
: having two bellies separated by a median tendon
: of or relating to a digastric muscle
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