acromion

[ uh-kroh-mee-uh n ]
/ 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- + ṓm(os) shoulder + -ion noun suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM acromion

a·cro·mi·al, adjectivesub·a·cro·mi·al, adjectivesu·per·a·cro·mi·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for acromion

acromion
/ (əˈkrəʊmɪən) /

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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Medical definitions for acromion

acromion
[ ə-krōmē-ŏn′, -ən ]

n.

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 acromion

a•cromi•al adj.
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