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acromion

[ uh-kroh-mee-uhn ]
/ əˈkroʊ mi ən /
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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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