- the outward end of the spine of the scapula or shoulder blade.
Origin of acromion
1605–15; < New Latin < Greek akrṓmion, equivalent to akro- acro- + ṓm(os) shoulder + -ion noun suffix
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A small tubercle (deltoid tubercle) which frequently exists near the acromial end is liable to suggest the presence of a fracture.
In the Theromorpha it has an acromial process with which the precoracoid articulates, and it is very large in Dinosauria.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
- the outermost edge of the spine of the shoulder blade
C17: New Latin, from Greek akrōmion the point of the shoulder, from acro- + ōmion, diminutive of ōmos shoulder
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- The outer end of the scapula, extending over the shoulder joint and forming the highest point of the shoulder, to which the collarbone is attached.acromial process
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