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Diaphragm

Di´a`phragm
n.1.A dividing membrane or thin partition, commonly with an opening through it.
2.(Anat.) The muscular and tendinous partition separating the cavity of the chest from that of the abdomen; the midriff.
3.(Zool.) A calcareous plate which divides the cavity of certain shells into two parts.
4.(Opt.) A plate with an opening, which is generally circular, used in instruments to cut off marginal portions of a beam of light, as at the focus of a telescope.
5.(Mach.) A partition in any compartment, for various purposes.
Diaphragm pump
one in which a flexible diaphragm takes the place of a piston.
Noun1.diaphragm - a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"
Synonyms: stop
2.diaphragm - (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
Synonyms: midriff
3.diaphragm - a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix
4.diaphragm - electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves
Pronunciation: (DY-uh-fram)

The muscle wall between the chest and the abdomen. It is the major muscle that the body uses for breathing.

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