Digastric muscle

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.


Head and neck anatomy
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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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    Figure 1: schematic : digastric muscle
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    Figure 2: schematic : digastric muscle (surface anatomy)
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    Figure 3: schemtic : digastric muscle (anterior view)
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