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diaphragmatic

[dahy-uh-frag-mat-ik] /ˌdaɪ ə frægˈmæt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of the diaphragm.
2.
like a diaphragm.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Greek diaphragmat- (stem of diáphragma diaphragm) + -ic
Related forms
diaphragmatically, adverb
postdiaphragmatic, adjective
subdiaphragmatic, adjective
subdiaphragmatically, adverb
transdiaphragmatic, adjective
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  • Scientists have demonstrated that cats produce the purr through intermittent signaling of the laryngeal and diaphragmatic muscles.
  • Exercising and diaphragmatic breathing work wonders, which makes sense because it reduces lactic acid and increases oxygen intake.
  • Its under surface is flattened, rests upon the diaphragm, and forms a small part of the diaphragmatic surface of the heart.
  • It's basically focused breathing techniques, based on diaphragmatic breathing.

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