Anatomy. of or pertaining to the diaphragm.
Physiology. relating to the mind or mental activity.

1695–1705; < Neo-Latin phrenicus. See phren-, -ic

postphrenic, adjective
subphrenic, adjective Unabridged
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phrenic (ˈfrɛnɪk)
1.  a.  of or relating to the diaphragm
 b.  (as noun): the phrenic
2.  obsolete of or relating to the mind
[C18: from New Latin phrenicus, from Greek phrēn mind, diaphragm]

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phrenic phren·ic (frěn'ĭk, frē'nĭk)

  1. Of or relating to the mind.

  2. Of or relating to the diaphragm.

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Example sentences
Further treatment may include a phrenic nerve block.
When the solar plexus is struck, the diaphragm sustains a concussion, which it transmits to the phrenic nerve.
It's a temporary paralysis of the diaphragm caused by traumatizing the phrenic nerve.
It receives one or two branches from the phrenic nerve.
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