acro-


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acro-

or acr-
pref.
1.
a. Top; summit: acropetal.
b. Height: acrophobia.
2.
a. Tip; beginning: acronym.
b. Extremity of the body: acromegaly.

[From Greek akros, extreme; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]

acro-

combining form
1. denoting something at a height, summit, top, tip, beginning, or end: acropolis; acrogen.
2. denoting an extremity of the human body: acromegaly.
[from Greek akros extreme, topmost]

acro-

a combining form with the meanings “height,” “tip,” “end,” “extremities of the body”: acrophobia. Also, esp. before a vowel,acr-.
[< Greek, comb. form of ákros topmost, highest]