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belly

belly (bel´e)

1. The abdomen. 2. The wide swelling part of a muscle.venter (2); 3. Popularly, the stomach or womb. [O.E. belig, bag]
anterior b. of digastric muscle the portion of the digastric muscle which extends anteriorly from the intermediate tendon, and attaches to the posterior aspect of the mandible.venter anterior musculi digastrici [NA];
b.'s of digastric muscle See anterior b. of digastric muscle, posterior b. of digastric muscle.
frontal b. of occipitofrontalis muscle the anterior belly of the occipitofrontalis muscle. See occipitofrontalis muscle.venter frontalis musculi occipitofrontalis [NA], frontalis muscle;
inferior b. of omohyoid b. the inferior belly of the omohyoid muscle, attached to the superior border of the scapula.venter inferior musculi omohyoidei [NA];
occipital b. of occipitofrontalis muscle the posterior belly of the occipitofrontalis muscle. See occipitofrontalis muscle.venter occipitalis musculi occipitofrontalis [NA], occipitalis muscle;
b.'s of omohyoid muscle See inferior b. of omohyoid b., superior b. of omohyoid muscle.
posterior b. of digastric muscle portion of digastric muscle posterior to the intermediate tendon, attaching to the digastric groove of the temporal bone.venter posterior musculi digastrici [NA];
prune b. See abdominal muscle deficiency syndrome.
superior b. of omohyoid muscle the superior belly of the omohyoid muscle, attached to the hyoid bone.venter superior musculi omohyoidei [NA];

 

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