Definition of Diaphragm. Meaning of Diaphragm. Synonyms of Diaphragm

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Definition of Diaphragm

Diaphragm
Diaphragm Di"a*phragm, n. [L. diaphragma, Gr. ?, fr. ? to fence by a partition wall; dia` through + ?, ?, to fence, inclose; prob. akin to L. fareire to stuff: cf. F. diaphragme. See Farce.] 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. (Zo["o]l.) 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.

Meaning of Diaphragm from wikipedia

- Diaphragm may refer to: Diaphragm (anatomy) or thoracic diaphragm, a thin sheet of muscle between the thorax and the abdomen Diaphragm (optics), a stop...
- The thoracic diaphragm, or simply the diaphragm (Ancient Gr****: διάφραγμα, romanized: diáphragma, lit. 'partition'), is a sheet of internal skeletal muscle...
- 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 p****age of light,...
- Diaphragm valves (or membrane valves) consists of a valve body with two or more ports, an elastomeric diaphragm, and a "weir or saddle" or seat upon which...
- A diaphragm pump (also known as a Membrane pump) is a positive displacement pump that uses a combination of the reciprocating action of a rubber, thermoplastic...
- Older texts have ****erted the existence of a urogenital diaphragm, also called the triangular ligament, which was described as a layer of the pelvis that...
- The diaphragm is a barrier method of birth control. It is moderately effective, with a one-year failure rate of around 12% with typical use. It is placed...
- In the field of acoustics, a diaphragm is a transducer intended to inter-convert mechanical vibrations to sounds, or vice versa. It is commonly constructed...
- birth defect of the diaphragm. The most common type of CDH is a Bochdalek hernia; other types include Morgagni hernia, diaphragm eventration and central...
- airplane), a float chamber is not suitable. Instead, a diaphragm chamber is used. A flexible diaphragm forms one side of the fuel chamber and is arranged...
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