[ uh-kroh-mee-uhn ]
/ əˈkroʊ mi ən /
noun, plural a·cro·mi·a [uh-kroh-mee-uh]. /əˈkroʊ mi ə/. Anatomy.
the outward end of the spine of the scapula or shoulder blade.
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Origin of acromion
1605–15; <New Latin <Greek akrṓmion,
equivalent to akro-acro-
) shoulder + -ion
OTHER WORDS FROM acromiona·cro·mi·al, adjectivesub·a·cro·mi·al, adjectivesu·per·a·cro·mi·al, adjective
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noun plural -mia (-mɪə)
the outermost edge of the spine of the shoulder blade
Word Origin for acromion
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
Other words from acromiona•cro′mi•al adj.
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