Relating to a diaphragm. SYN: phrenic (1).

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di·a·phrag·mat·ic .dī-ə-frə(g)-'mat-ik, -.frag- adj of, involving, or resembling a diaphragm <\diaphragmatic hernia>

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di·a·phrag·mat·ic (di″ə-frag-matґik) 1. pertaining to or of the nature of a diaphragm. 2. phrenic.

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