Medical Definition of Digastric muscle

1. One of the suprahyoid group of muscles consisting of two bellies united by a central tendon which is connected to the body of the hyoid bone; origin, by posterior belly from the digastric groove medial to the mastoid process; insertion, by anterior belly into lower border of mandible near midline; action, elevates the hyoid when mandible is fixed; depresses the mandible when hyoid is fixed; nerve supply, posterior belly from facial, anterior belly by nerve to the mylohyoid from the mandibular division of trigeminal, a muscle with two fleshy bellies separated by a fibrous insertion. Synonym: musculus digastricus, biventer mandibulae, musculus biventer mandibulae, two-bellied muscle. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Digastric Muscle

digable
digallane
digallanes
digamies
digamist
digamists
digamma
digammas
digamous
digamy
digastric
digastric branch of facial nerve
digastric fossa
digastric groove
digastric muscle (current term)
digastric notch
digastric triangle
digastrics
digastricus
digenea
digenean
digeneses
digenetic
digenite
digenites
digerati
digermane

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