digastric

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 nerve supplying its posterior belly. SYN: digastricus (1). [G. di-, two, + gaster, belly]

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di·gas·tric (')dī-'gas-trik adj
1) having two bellies separated by a median tendon
2) of or relating to a digastric muscle

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di·gas·tric (di-gasґtrik) [di- + gastric] 1. having two bellies. 2. musculus digastricus.

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