Relating to the muscular portion of the diaphragm; denoting an artery supplying this part.

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mus·cu·lo·phren·ic (mus″ku-lo-frenґik) [muscular + phrenic] pertaining to or supplying both the diaphragm and the adjoining muscles.

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