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1. Anatomy A muscular membranous partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities and functioning in respiration. Also called midriff.
2. A membranous part that divides or separates.
3. A thin disk, especially in a microphone or telephone receiver, that vibrates in response to sound waves to produce electric signals, or that vibrates in response to electric signals to produce sound waves.
4. A contraceptive device consisting of a thin flexible disk, usually made of rubber, that is designed to cover the uterine cervix to prevent the entry of sperm during sexual intercourse.
5. A disk having a fixed or variable opening used to restrict the amount of light traversing a lens or optical system.

[Middle English diafragma, from Late Latin diaphragma, midriff, from Greek, partition, from diaphrassein, to barricade : dia-, intensive pref.; see dia- + phrassein, phrag-, to enclose.]

di′a·phrag·mat′ic (-frăg-măt′ĭk) adj.
di′a·phrag·mat′i·cal·ly adv.


a. diafragmático-a, rel. al diafragma.
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08%) followed by diaphragmatic abscess, traumatic pericarditis and foreign body abscess (15.
Based on radiographic findings the case was diagnosed as Diaphragmatic abscess.
The diaphragmatic abscess in all cases was aspirated under ultrasound guidance, pus culture done; and patients responded well to appropriate antimicrobial agents.