phrenic

[fren-ik]
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Origin of phrenic

From the New Latin word phrenicus, dating back to 1695–1705. See phren-, -ic
Related formspost·phren·ic, adjectivesub·phren·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for phrenic

phrenic

adjective
    1. of or relating to the diaphragm
    2. (as noun)the phrenic
  1. obsolete of or relating to the mind

Word Origin for phrenic

C18: from New Latin phrenicus, from Greek phrēn mind, diaphragm
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Word Origin and History for phrenic
adj.

"pertaining to the diaphragm," 1704, from Modern Latin phrenicus, from Greek phren "diaphragm, mind" (see phreno-) + -ic.

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phrenic in Medicine

phrenic

[frĕnĭk, frēnĭk]
adj.
  1. Of or relating to the mind.
  2. Of or relating to the diaphragm.
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