Definition of Digastric

1. a. Having two bellies; biventral; -- applied to muscles which are fleshy at each end and have a tendon in the middle, and esp. to the muscle which pulls down the lower jaw.



Definition of Digastric

1. Adjective. Having two bellies; biventral ¹

2. Adjective. Having two fleshy ends connected by a tendon ¹

3. Noun. The digastric muscle ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Digastric

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Digastric

1. Having two bellies; biventral; applied to muscles which are fleshy at each end and have a tendon in the middle, and especially. To the muscle which pulls down the lower jaw. Pertaining to the digastric muscle of the lower jaw; as, the digastric nerves. Origin: Gr. = twice + belly: cf. F. Digastrique. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Digastric

dig out
dig out of a hole
dig up
dig up dirt
digable
digallane
digallanes
digamies
digamist
digamists
digamma
digammas
digamous
digamy
digastric (current term)
digastric branch of facial nerve
digastric fossa
digastric groove
digastric muscle
digastric notch
digastric triangle
digastrics
digastricus
digenea
digenean
digeneses
digenetic
digenite

Literary usage of Digastric

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"Pyramid and digastric Lobules (Figs. 432, 433 ; also preceding ones).—The pyramid is a large laminated, somewhat conical projection. ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"digastric. Mylo-hyoid. Stylo-hyoid. Genio-hyoid. Dissection.—To dissect these muscles a block should be placed beneath the back of the neck, ..."

3. Textbook of Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1905)
"The digastric muscle, as its name implies, possesses two ... The posterior belly arises from the digastric groove beneath the mastoid rocess. ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The -occipital branch, the larger, passes backward along the superior nuchal line of the occipital bone, and supplies the Occipitalis. The digastric Branch ..."

5. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1874)
"I have now seen it in an aged male subject, symmetrically placed on both sides, digastric, slender, but of considerable length. On the left side it arose by ..."

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