from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having two fleshy ends connected by a thinner tendinous portion. Used of certain muscles.
- n. A muscle of the lower jaw that elevates the hyoid bone and assists in lowering the jaw.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having two bellies; biventral
- adj. Having two fleshy ends connected by a tendon
- n. The digastric muscle
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having two bellies; biventral; -- applied to muscles which are fleshy at each end and have a tendon in the middle, and esp. to the muscle which pulls down the lower jaw.
- adj. Pertaining to the digastric muscle of the lower jaw.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In anatomy: Having two fleshy bellies with an intervening tendinous part, as a muscle: as, the omo hyoid, the biventer cervicis, etc., are digastric muscles
- Pertaining to the digastric.
- The digastric groove.
- n. A muscle of the lower jaw: so called because in man it has two bellies.
di- + gastric (Wiktionary)