(Humans as organisms) a large sheet of muscle that separates the lungs from the abdominal cavity
1. The thin sheet of muscle and fibrous tissue that separates the thorax from the abdomen. 2. Any thin dividing septum.
Wall running up to the roof-ridge.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20018
The device, usually found inside the lens, which uses a set of interleaving blades to control the size of the aperture. (see Aperture)
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- (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities 2. [n] - a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic 3. [n] - electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves 4. [n] - a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of ...Found on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=diaphragm
1. The flexible sheet of muscle and fibre that divides the chest from the abdomen. 2. A contraceptive device for use by women; the diaphragm is a circular barrier which is placed over the cervix before intercourse takes place.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20423
A thin flexible membrane or cone that vibrates in response to electrical signals to produce sound waves. Distortion is usually referred to in terms of total harmonic distortion (THD) which is the percentage of unwanted harmonics of the drive signal present with the wanted signal. Generally used to mean any unwanted change introduced by the device u...Found on http://www.testing1212.co.uk/a.htm
A thick, dome-shaped sheet of muscle below the lungs that is involved in breathing. The term may also be used to refer to a contraceptive device used by women, which involves placing a small sheet of domed rubber into the reproductive tract to prevent the sperm entering the womb.
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The membrane part of a sensor that changes its value under pressure- induced displacement.
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(Pronounced dia fram). The sheet of muscle under the rib cage. Moves up and down when we breathe. Separates the chest cavity (containing the lungs and the heart) from the abdominal cavity (containing the organs of the digestive system).Found on http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/utilities/glossary/index.htm?search=d
Main muscle of breathing between the bottom of the chest and stomach; pulls the lungs out, thus drawing in air.
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The sensing membrane which is deformed when pressure is applied. Found on http://www.flowmeterdirectory.com/flowmeter_technical_glossary/flowmeter_te
the large, dome-shaped muscle separating the abdomen and chest that contracts and relaxes to make breathing possible; also, a thin, rubber dome that is used as a method of female contraception Found on http://www.medichecks.com/glossary.cfm?ltr=D
A thin layer of tissue stretched across an opening.
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An adjustable device inside the lens which is similar to the iris in the human eye; comprised of six or seven overlapping metal blades; continuously adjustable from 'wide open' to 'stopped down'; controls the amount of light allowed to pass through the lens and expose the film when a picture is taken; a]so controls the amount of depth of field the ...Found on http://www.rodsmith.org.uk/photographic%20glossary/rods%20photographic%20gl
[ Latin diaphragma
, Greek ..., from ... to fence by a partition wall; dia`
through + ..., ..., to fence, inclose; probably akin to Latin fareire
to stuff: confer French diaphragme
. See Farce
A dividing membrane or thin partition,...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/D/59
<anatomy> The thin muscle below the lungs and heart that separates the chest from the abdomen. ... (12 May 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
(anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respirationFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=diaphragm
a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; `the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically`Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=diaphragm
contraceptive diaphragm noun
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 cervixFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=diaphragm
(di´ә-fram) the musculomembranous partition separating the thoracic and abdominal cavities. On its sides it is attached to the six lower ribs, at its front to the sternum, and at its back to the spine. The esophagus, aorta, vena cava, and numerous nerves pass through the diaphragm. When relaxed it is convex,...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (n.) The muscular and tendinous partition separating the cavity of the chest from that of the abdomen; the midriff. • (n.) A calcareous plate which divides the cavity of certain shells into two parts. • (n.) A plate with an opening, which is generally circular, used in instruments to cut off marginal portions of a beam of light, as...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/diaphragm/
(from the article `photography, technology of`) In the lens diaphragm a series of leaves increases or decreases the opening to control the light passing through the lens to the film. The diaphragm ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/d/43
(from the article `contraception`) ...be well-informed and willing to use them consistently. All barrier devices prevent sperm from entering the uterusby sheathing the penis with a ... ...found in most foams, pessaries, and dissolving vaginal tablets. Spermicides are either used alone, when they have a moderate failure rate, or in...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/d/43
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