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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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The acromion process is completely broken off, but there is a portion of the base of the coracoid process present.
Glass marble naming and locations Segment / Joint Label Location Head L/R FHD Front head marker Shoulder joint L/R ACR The midpoint on the acromion process lateral ridge Elbow joint L/R MEL Medial epicondyle of the humerus L/R LEL Lateral epicondyle of the humerus Wrist joint L/R AMWR Anterior mid-stylion L/R PMWR Posterior mid-stylion Trunk L/R ICP Tubercle of the iliac crest Knee joint L/R MKN Medial epicondyle of the femur L/R LKN Lateral epicondyle of the femur Ankle joint L/R MAN Medial malleolus of the tibia L/R LAN Lateral malleolus of the tibia Table 3.
Biomechanical studies by Fukuda and coworkers (15) have shown that the conoid ligament plays a primary role in constraining anterior and superior displacement of the clavicle while the trapezoid is an important stabilizer in axial compression toward the acromion process.