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Pronunciation: di-gas'trik


  1. Having two bellies; denoting especially a muscle with two fleshy parts separated by an intervening tendinous part.
  2. Relating to the digastric muscle; denoting a fossa or groove with which it is in relation and a nerve supplying its posterior belly.

See: digastric (muscle)

Synonym(s): biventral

[G. di-, two, + gaster, belly]

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