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Definition of: diaphragm

(dīə·fram) noun
1. Anat. An important muscle used in respiration, situated between the thoracic and abdominal cavities; the midriff.
2. Any dividing membrane or partition.
3. Any device supposed to resemble a diaphragm in shape, appearance, or elasticity, as the thin vibrating disk of a telephone or phonograph, or the flexible rubber sheet of a vacuum brake.
4. The porous cup of a voltaic cell.
5. Optics A perforated disk whose aperture may be reduced in order to cut off marginal rays in a camera or telescope.
v.t. To act upon or furnish with a diaphragm.
[<L diaphragma <Gk. <dia- across + phragma a fence]
(dī′ə·frag·matik) adjective
a·phrag·mat′i·cal·ly adverb

Most often used phrases:

urogenital diaphragm
thoracic diaphragm
pelvic diaphragm
diaphragm pumps
rubber diaphragm
diaphragm blades
automatic diaphragm
diaphragm pump
diaphragm type
blades diaphragm
diaphragm wall
diaphragm valves
diaphragm valve
diaphragm contracts
groups diaphragm

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