\dˈa͡ɪəfɹˌam], \dˈaɪəfɹˌam], \d_ˈaɪ_ə_f_ɹ_ˌa_m]\
Definitions of DIAPHRAGM
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- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
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- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
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- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
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- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Oddity Software
By Noah Webster.
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
1. Midriff, phren, the musculomem-branous partition between the abdominal and thoracic cavities; it is two-dome shaped with concavities toward the abdomen; the upper surface is in relation with the heart and lungs, the under surface with the liver, stomach, and spleen. 2. A thin disc pierced with a hole of definite size, used in a microscope, camera, or other optical instrument in order to shut out the marginal rays of light, thus giving a more direct illumination.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
The midriff or large circular muscle separating the chest or thorax from the abdomen or lower belly, and forming a movable partition between these two cavities, its most important office being connected with the function of respiration; any partition, commonly with an opening through it, especially in optical instruments, to cut off superfluous rays.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
The wall which separates the small cell, the prothallus, from the rest of the macrospore in Hydropterideae; a septum at the nodes in Equisetum; a sheet of muscular tissue attached to the introvert in worms; the single strongly developed septum in the Terebelliformia; the perforated tissue that subdivides the tentacle cavity in Polyzoa; the transverse septum separating the cephalothorax from the abdomen in certain Arachnids; a special fan-shaped muscle spreading from the anterior end of the ilia to the oesophagus and base of the lungs in Anura; a partition partly muscular, partly tendinous, separating the cavity of the chest from the abdominal cavity.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
Diaphragma, Diaphraxis, Respiratorium Ventris, Discretorium, Phrenes, Septum transversum, Discrimen Thoracis et Ventris, Disceptum, Cinetus, Diazoma, Proecinctus, Diazosma, Diazostra, Hypezocus, Hypozoma, Perizoma, Disseptum, Dissipium, Proecordia, Succingens membrana seu musculus, Succinctus, Succinctura, the Midriff, (Prov.) Heartscirts, from Sia, 'between,' and 'I close.' A large, azygous muscle; stretched transversely between the thoracic and abdominal cavities, which it separates from each other; tendinous in the centre; thin, almost circular, and unequally convex, upwards. It is fleshy at its circumference, which is attached to the cartilago ensiformis, to the last six ribs, to the aponeurosis stretched from the last rib to the transverse process of the first lumbar vertebra; and, lastly, to the bodies of the first three or four lumbar vertebriae, When it contracts, its fibres become straight, the chest is enlarged, and the abdomen diminished. It is then an inspiratory muscle. It may, also, diminish the capacity of the chest, and be an expiratory muscle. The muscle plays an important part in sighing, yawning, coughing, sneezing, laughing, sobbing, crying, hiccoughing, singing, vomiting, and excretion of the faeces and urine, the expulsion of the foetus, &c.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
By Smith Ely Jelliffe