digastric

adjective
di·​gas·​tric | \ (ˌ)dī-ˈgas-trik How to pronounce digastric (audio) \

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

First Known Use of digastric

circa 1721, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for digastric

New Latin digastricus, from di- + gastricus gastric

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digamma

digammated

digamy

digastric

Digby

dig-dig

dig down

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The first known use of digastric was circa 1721

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digastric

adjective
di·​gas·​tric | \ (ˈ)dī-ˈgas-trik How to pronounce digastric (audio) \

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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