Diaphragm

1. The thin sheet of muscle and fibrous tissue that separates the thorax from the abdomen. 2. Any thin dividing septum.

diaphragm

(Humans as organisms) a large sheet of muscle that separates the lungs from the abdominal cavity

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,...
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diaphragm

(di;ua-fram) A sheetlike dome of muscle and connective tissue that separates the thoracic and abdominal cavities.
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diaphragm

(from the article `contraception`) ...be well-informed and willing to use them consistently. All barrier devices prevent sperm from entering the uterus—by 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...
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diaphragm

(from the article `loudspeaker`) ...does not correspond in form to the electrical signal. The part of the speaker that converts electrical into mechanical energy is frequently called ... ...air) are converted into corresponding variations in electric current in two operations that take place almost simultaneously. In the first, the ... ...
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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 ...
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diaphragm

(from the article `pressure gauge`) Metal bellows and diaphragms are also used as pressure-sensing elements. Because of the large deflections for small pressure changes, bellows ...
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Diaphragm

(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).
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diaphragm

[n] - (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 ...
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Diaphragm

• (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...
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diaphragm

<anatomy> The thin muscle below the lungs and heart that separates the chest from the abdomen. ... (12 May 1997) ...
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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 cervix
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diaphragm

midriff noun (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
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diaphragm

(anatomy) In mammals, a thin muscular sheet separating the thorax from the abdomen. It is attached by way of the ribs at either side and the breastbone and backbone, and a central tendon. Arching upwards against the heart and lungs, the diaphragm is important in the mechanics of breathing. It ...
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diaphragm

(contraceptive) Barrier contraceptive that is passed into the vagina to fit over the cervix (neck of the uterus), preventing sperm from entering the uterus. For a cap to be effective, a spermicide must be used and the diaphragm left in place for six to eight hours after intercourse. This metho...
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Diaphragm

[acoustics] In the field of acoustics, a diaphragm is a transducer intended to faithfully inter-convert mechanical motion and sound. It is commonly constructed of a thin membrane or sheet of various materials. The varying air pressure of the sound waves imparts vibrations onto the diaphragm which can then be captured as another form of ener...
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Diaphragm

[contraceptive] The diaphragm is a cervical barrier type of birth control. It is a soft latex or silicone dome with a spring molded into the rim. The spring creates a seal against the walls of the vagina. ==Use== Anyone inserting or removing a diaphragm should first wash their hands to avoid introducing harmful bacteria into the vaginal can...
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Diaphragm

[mechanical device] In mechanics, a diaphragm is a sheet of a semi-flexible material anchored at its periphery and most often round in shape. It serves either as a barrier between two chambers, moving slightly up into one chamber or down into the other depending on differences in pressure, or as a device that vibrates when certain frequenci...
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Diaphragm

[optics] In optics, a diaphragm is a thin opaque structure with an opening (aperture) at its center. The role of the diaphragm is to stop the passage of light, except for the light passing through the aperture. Thus it is also called a stop (an aperture stop, if it limits the brightness of light reaching the focal plane, or a field stop or ...
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Diaphragm

[structural system] In structural engineering, a diaphragm is a structural system used to transfer lateral loads to shear walls or frames primarily through in-plane shear stress. These lateral loads are usually wind and earthquake loads, but other lateral loads such as lateral earth pressure or hydrostatic pressure can also be resisted by d...
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Diaphragm

Di'a·phragm noun [ 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 .] 1. A dividing membrane or thin partition,...
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diaphragm

1. In a beam, an element at right angles to the span with the function of connecting the beams so that they resist load as a unit. 2. A relatively thin, usually rectangular, element of a structure that is capable of withstanding shear in its plane and acts as a bracing elements
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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.
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Diaphragm

A barrier type birth control method that covers the cervix
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