diafragma

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See also: diafragmă

Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dijaːˈfrɑxmaː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: di‧a‧frag‧ma

Noun[edit]

diafragma n (plural diafragma's, diminutive diafragmaatje n)

  1. aperture (something which restricts the diameter of the light path through one plane in an optical system)
  2. diaphragm: the muscle between thorax and abdomen needed for breething.
    Synonym: middenrif

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

diafragma m (plural diafragmas)

  1. (anatomy) diaphragm (sheet of muscle separating thorax from abdomen)
  2. diaphragm (contraceptive device)
  3. (mechanics) diaphragm (flexible membrane)

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin diaphragma (partition, diaphragm), from Ancient Greek διάφραγμα (diáphragma, partition-wall, barrier”), later (“midriff, diaphragm), from διά (diá, through) + φράγμα (phrágma, fence, screen), from φράσσω (phrássō, I fence in, hedge around).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /djafˈɾaɡma/, [d̪jafˈɾaɣma]

Noun[edit]

diafragma m (plural diafragmas)

  1. (anatomy) diaphragm (sheet of muscle separating the thorax from the abdomen)
  2. diaphragm (contraceptive device consisting of a flexible cup)
  3. (photography) diaphragm (thin, opaque structure with a central aperture)
  4. (acoustics) diaphragm (vibrating membrane in a speaker)
  5. (botany) diaphragm (membrane that separates one cavity from another)
  6. (mechanics) diaphragm (flexible membrane separating two chambers)

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