Digastric muscle

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The digastric muscle is composed of two bellies, anterior and posterior, connected by an intermediate round tendon. The two bellies of the muscle have different embryonic origins and hence are supplied by different cranial nerves.

Summary
Anatomy: Head and neck
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Article information

rID: 5917
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Digastric
  • Digastric muscles

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