adjective Etymology: New Latin digastricus, from di- + gastricus gastric Date: circa 1721 of, relating to, or being either of a pair of muscles that depress the lower jaw and raise the hyoid bone during swallowing

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  • Digastric — Di*gas tric, a. [Gr. di = di s twice + ? belly: cf. F. digastrique.] (Anat.) (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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • digastric — DIGÁSTRIC adj., s.m. (Muşchi) care are o parte cărnoasă la fiecare terminaţie şi o porţiune tendinoasă intermediară. [< fr. digastrique]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 22.02.2005. Sursa: DN  DIGÁSTRIC adj., s. m. (muşchi) al regiunii superioare şi… …   Dicționar Român

  • digastric — [dī gas′trik] adj. [ModL digastricus < Gr di , two + gastēr, belly: see GASTRO ] designating or of a muscle that bellies out from both sides of its tendon, esp. such a muscle in the neck that helps to lower the jaw and indirectly moves the… …   English World dictionary

  • digastric — 1. adjective a) Having two bellies; biventral b) Having two fleshy ends connected by a tendon 2. noun The digastric muscle …   Wiktionary

  • digastric — 1. Having two bellies; denoting especially a muscle with two fleshy parts separated by an intervening tendinous part. SYN: biventral. See d. (muscle). 2. Relating to the d. muscle; denoting a fossa or groove with which it is in relation and a… …   Medical dictionary

  • digastric — /duy gas trik/, Anat. adj. 1. (of a muscle) having two bellies with an intermediate tendon. n. 2. a muscle of the lower jaw, the action of which assists in lowering the jaw. [1690 1700; < NL digastricus. See DI 1, GASTRIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • digàstric — di|gàs|tric Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • digastric — n. lower jaw muscle (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • digastric — di·gastric …   English syllables

  • digastric — di•gas•tric [[t]daɪˈgæs trɪk[/t]] adj. 1) anat. (of a muscle) having two bellies with an intermediate tendon 2) anat. a muscle of the lower jaw serving to open the mouth • Etymology: 1690–1700; < NL digastricus. See di I, gastric …   From formal English to slang

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