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diaphragm

Pronunciation: /ˈdaɪəfræm/

Translation of diaphragm in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 [Anatomy/Anatomía] diafragma (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Contraction of the expiratory muscles displaces the abdomen inward and the diaphragm upward into the thorax during exhalation.
    • Metastatic tumor was also found in the thyroid gland, pericardium, myocardium, bilateral lungs, diaphragm, bilateral kidneys, and liver.
    • Separating the chest from the abdomen, the diaphragm (pronounced: die-uh-fram) plays a lead role in breathing.
  • 2 (contraceptive) diafragma (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Find out from this factsheet by the fpa how contraceptive diaphragms and caps work, how effective they are at preventing pregnancy and their advantages and disadvantages.
    • Barrier methods of contraception include diaphragms, condoms and cervical caps.
    • Following his logic, we would have to say that Catholics who insist on using contraceptives should opt for condoms or diaphragms.
  • 3 (in microphone, camera) diafragma (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The flexible metal diaphragm provides expansion capability to partially compensate for thermal expansion mismatch between the liquids and the cylinder.
    • The diaphragm is a flexible disk made of sheet metal with ridges carved into it.
    • A diaphragm extends around the shaft and defines fluidly separate upper and lower chambers within a valve body.
    Example sentences
    • If you know how the combination of a shutter, a lens, a diaphragm, and a light meter can make a picture.
    • From the images above you can clearly see the lenses are identical even down to the aperture diaphragm, which begs the question is the lens in the PhotoPC 3000Z a Carl Zeiss design?
    • It is not much unlike a conventional camera in the conception of design, consisting of a lens and a diaphragm that adjust the focus and control the amount of light coming through.

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