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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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