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anterior belly of digastric muscle


Definition: the portion of the digastric muscle that extends anteriorly from the intermediate tendon, attaches to the posterior aspect of the mandible, and is innervated by the nerve from the mandibular nerve [CN (V3)].

Synonym(s): venter anterior musculi digastriciTA

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