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Diaphragm

Diaphragm
(Science: anatomy) The thin muscle below the lungs and heart that separates the chest from the abdomen.
Electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves.A mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically.(anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration.A contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix.Tissue found in mammals that can be found around the lungs, which plays a role in breathing.


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