Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “diaphragm”

See all translations

diaphragm

noun [C]  /ˈdɑɪ·əˌfræm/ us  
a thin piece of material that is stretched across an opening, esp. the muscle that separates the chest from the lower part of the body containing the stomach and bowels
Translations of “diaphragm”
in Spanish Diafragma…
in Korean 횡경막…
in Arabic الحِجاب الحاجِز…
in Portuguese diafragma…
in Catalan diafragma…
in Japanese 横隔膜…
in Italian diaframma…
in Chinese (Traditional) 肌肉, 膈,膈膜,橫隔膜…
in Russian диафрагма…
in Turkish diyafram, mide ve ciğerler arasındaki güçlü kas…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肌肉, 膈,膈膜…
in Polish przepona…
(Definition of diaphragm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of diaphragm?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “diaphragm” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pup

a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More