Medical Definition of Musculus biventer mandibulae

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)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Musculus Biventer Mandibulae

musculus articularis genus
musculus aryepiglotticus
musculus arytenoideus obliquus
musculus arytenoideus transversus
musculus aryvocalis
musculus attollens aurem
musculus attrahens aurem
musculus auricularis anterior
musculus auricularis posterior
musculus auricularis superior
musculus azygos uvulae
musculus biceps brachii
musculus biceps femoris
musculus biceps flexor cruris
musculus bipennatus
musculus biventer mandibulae (current term)
musculus brachialis
musculus brachiocephalicus
musculus brachioradialis
musculus bronchoesophageus
musculus buccinator
musculus buccopharyngeus
musculus caninus
musculus cephalopharyngeus
musculus ceratocricoideus
musculus ceratopharyngeus
musculus cervicalis ascendens
musculus chondroglossus

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