Phrenic



[fren-ik] /ˈfrɛn ɪk/

adjective
1.
Anatomy. of or relating to the diaphragm.
2.
Physiology. relating to the mind or mental activity.
/ˈfrɛnɪk/
adjective
1.

2.
(obsolete) of or relating to the mind
adj.

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

phrenic phren·ic (frěn’ĭk, frē’nĭk)
adj.

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