acromion

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a·cro·mi·on

 (ə-krō′mē-ən)
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.

acromion

(əˈkrəʊmɪən)
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]

a•cro•mi•on

(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"
Translations

ac·ro·mi·on

n. acromión, parte del hueso escapular del hombro.
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This finding is probably due to the fact that shoulder abduction causes lateral rotation of the scapula and separation of nerve structures from the plexus in the direction of the coracoid process and acromion of the scapula, producing greater tension of the fascicles (Costabeber et al.).
There is a lubricating sac called bursa that lies between the rotator cuff and the acromion of the scapula. The bursa allows the rotator cuff to glide friction-free under the acromion.