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Medical Term:

posterior belly of digastric muscle

Definition

portion of digastric muscle posterior to the intermediate tendon, attaching to the digastric groove of the temporal bone and innervated by the facial nerve (CN VII).

Synonym(s): venter posterior musculi digastriciTA

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