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digastric

Saltos de línea: di|gas¦tric
Pronunciación: /dʌɪˈɡastrɪk
 
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(also digastric muscle)

Definición de digastric en inglés:

sustantivo

Anatomy
Each of a pair of muscles which run under the jaw and act to open it.
Example sentences
  • Training caused an increase in the activity of citrate synthase and superoxide dismutase in the digastric muscle, the sternohyoid muscle, and the costal diaphragm.
  • Accessory slips may join the muscle from the digastric, from the stylomandibular ligament, or the angle of the mandible.
  • The submandibular glands are located within a triangle bounded by the sternocleidomastoid muscle, the posterior belly of the digastric muscle, and the body of the mandible.

Origen

late 17th century: from modern Latin digastricus, from di- 'twice' + Greek gastēr 'belly' (because the muscle has two fleshy parts or ‘bellies’ at an angle, connected by a tendon).

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