Diaphragm

Definition of Diaphragm

Di´a`phragm
n.1.A dividing membrane or thin partition, commonly with an opening through it.
2.(Anat.) The muscular and tendinous partition separating the cavity of the chest from that of the abdomen; the midriff.
3.(Zool.) A calcareous plate which divides the cavity of certain shells into two parts.
4.(Opt.) A plate with an opening, which is generally circular, used in instruments to cut off marginal portions of a beam of light, as at the focus of a telescope.
5.(Mach.) A partition in any compartment, for various purposes.
Diaphragm pump
one in which a flexible diaphragm takes the place of a piston.

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