[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.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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noun plural -mia (-mɪə)
  1. 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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acromion 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
Related formsa•cromi•al adj.
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