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n. pl. a·cro·mi·a (mē-ə)
The outer end of the scapula to which the collarbone is attached.

[New Latin acrōmion, from Greek akrōmion : akros, extreme; see ak- in Indo-European roots + ōmos, shoulder.]

a·cro′mi·al adj.


n, pl -mia (-mɪə)
(Anatomy) 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]


(əˈkroʊ mi ən)

n., pl. -mi•a (-mi ə)
a bony outer process of the shoulder blade that forms part of the shoulder joint.
[1605–15; < New Latin < Greek akrṓmion=akro- acro- + ṓm(os) shoulder + -ion n. suffix]
a•cro′mi•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acromion - the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder bladeacromion - the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade
scapula, shoulder blade, shoulder bone - either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"


n. acromión, parte del hueso escapular del hombro.
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For supraspinatus and upper trapezius stimulation, the active electrode was placed on 5 cm away from the acromion at the level of the midpoint of the scapular spine.
23] For bicep skin fold thickness (Figure 1d) midpoint between the acromion process and the lateral condyle of the elbow was marked.
Acromion process of scapula has been classified by many researchers into three types.
The research was performed in the Day Care Centre "Retirees Club" of Bacau, between December 2015 and June 2016, where I draw up the medical files of the patients that includes the Anamnesis, the Initial and Final Evaluations, and, respectively, the Arthric report, the Muscle report, the specific Functional tests (Neertest--that tests an overuse-type trauma at supraspinal level, fact that may also be observed on the patient's face, the Test of the Painful Arch--that identifies the conflict between the thews of the rotator and acromion muscles and consists of the slow arm abduction.
Manual palpation revealed extreme laxity along with complete separation of the distal clavicle from the acromion process.
The pectoralis minor was elevated from the medial aspect of the coracoid, and the acromioclavicular (AC) ligament was incised at the level of the acromion to allow for adequate stump length to incorporate into the capsular repair.
Las extremidades superiores de tos cadaveres fueron disecadas reatizando una incision tongitudinat En ta parte anterior det brazo desde et acromion hasta 3 cm por debajo de ta articutacion det codo; se reatizaron incisiones horizontates a nivet proximat y distat det inicio y terminacion de cada incision tongitudinat; se removieron ta piet y et tejido cetutar subcutaneo para exponer ta muscutatura det compartimiento anterior det brazo.
The triceps site was between the tip of the olecranon process of the ulna and acromion of the scapula.
At first, the acromion process, lateral epicondyle of the humerus and the middle part of wrist were identified and the longitudinal axes of arm and forearm were determined.
With the greater tuberosity pressing against the acromion, the humeral head is forced anteriorly out of the glenohumeral joint (1, 2).