1. SYN: diaphragmatic. 2. Relating to the mind.

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phren·ic 'fren-ik adj of or relating to the diaphragm

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phren·ic (frenґik) 1. pertaining to the diaphragm of the body; called also diaphragmatic. 2. mental1.

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