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[uh-kroh-mee-uh n]
noun, plural a·cro·mi·a [uh-kroh-mee-uh] /əˈkroʊ mi ə/. Anatomy.
  1. 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- + ṓm(os) shoulder + -ion noun suffix
Related formsa·cro·mi·al, adjectivesub·a·cro·mi·al, adjectivesu·per·a·cro·mi·al, adjective
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Examples from the Web for acromial

Historical Examples of acromial

  • A small tubercle (deltoid tubercle) which frequently exists near the acromial end is liable to suggest the presence of a fracture.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.

    Alexander Miles

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for acromial


noun plural -mia (-mɪə)
  1. the outermost edge of the spine of the shoulder blade
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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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acromial in Medicine


(ə-krōmē-ŏn′, -ən)
  1. 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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Related formsa•cromi•al adj.
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