acromion

[uh-kroh-mee-uhn]
noun, plural acromia [uh-kroh-mee-uh] . Anatomy.
the outward end of the spine of the scapula or shoulder blade.

Origin:
1605–15; < Neo-Latin < Greek akrṓmion, equivalent to akro- acro- + ṓm(os) shoulder + -ion noun suffix

acromial, adjective
subacromial, adjective
superacromial, adjective
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acromion (əˈkrəʊmɪən)
 
n , pl -mia
the outermost edge of the spine of the shoulder blade
 
[C17: New Latin, from Greek akrōmion the point of the shoulder, from acro- + ōmion, diminutive of ōmos shoulder]

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acromion a·cro·mi·on (ə-krō'mē-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. Also called acromial process.


a·cro'mi·al adj.
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Patients with evidence of a lateral down sloping acromion.
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