phren·ic || 'frenɪk adj. pertaining to the diaphragm, pertaining to the wall of muscles or membranes that separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity

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  • Phrenic — Phren ic, a. [Gr. ?, ?, the midriff, or diaphragm, the heart, the mind: cf. F. phr[ e]nique.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the diaphragm; diaphragmatic; as, the phrenic nerve. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phrenic — (adj.) 1704, from Mod.L. phrenicus, from Gk. phren diaphragm, mind, of unknown origin, + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • phrenic — [fren′ik] adj. [see PHRENO & IC] 1. of the diaphragm 2. of the mind; mental …   English World dictionary

  • phrenic — mus·cu·lo·phrenic; phrenic; sub·phrenic; he·be·phrenic; para·phrenic; schiz·o·phrenic; …   English syllables

  • phrenic — 1. SYN: diaphragmatic. 2. Relating to the mind. * * * phren·ic fren ik adj of or relating to the diaphragm phrenic n PHRENIC NERVE * * * phren·ic (frenґik) 1. pertaining to the diaphragm of the body; called also diaphragmatic. 2 …   Medical dictionary

  • phrenic — adjective Etymology: New Latin phrenicus, from Greek phren , phrēn Date: 1697 1. of or relating to the diaphragm 2. of or relating to the mind …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phrenic — /fren ik/, adj. 1. Anat. of or pertaining to the diaphragm. 2. Physiol. relating to the mind or mental activity. [1695 1705; < NL phrenicus. See PHREN , IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • phrenic — adjective Of or pertaining to the diaphragm …   Wiktionary

  • phrenic — [ frɛnɪk] adjective Anatomy relating to the diaphragm. Origin C18: from Fr. phrénique, from Gk phrēn, phren diaphragm, mind (because the mind was once thought to lie in the diaphragm) …   English new terms dictionary

  • phrenic — phren•ic [[t]ˈfrɛn ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) anat. of or pertaining to the diaphragm 2) psl of or pertaining to the mind • Etymology: 1695–1705; < NL phrenicus. See phrenia …   From formal English to slang

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