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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.
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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 the A-GT distance measurements, the lateral edge of the acromion process and the nearest margin of the superior part of the greater tuberosity of the humerus were identified on USG imaging, and the distance was measured between these two bony landmarks (Figure 1).
Acromion process of scapula has been classified by many researchers into three types.
3 T magnetic resonance (MR) system AIRIS II (HITACHI Tokyo, Japan), the CSAs of the elbow flexion muscles were calculated using T1-weighted cross-sectional images of the upper arm at 50% area between the lateral epicondyle of the humerus and the acromion process of the scapula (spin echo method; repetition time, 700 ms; echo time, 20 ms; slice thickness and slice space, 10 mm).
Manual palpation revealed extreme laxity along with complete separation of the distal clavicle from the acromion process.
The axis of rotation was aligned as the line from the olecranon process through the humerus to the acromion process, ensuring that the subject had full, safe range of motion.
Shoulder Height (SHH): Measured as the vertical distance from the top of the shoulder at the acromion process to the student's sitting surface (Panagiotopoulou, et al.
Then the elbows and forearms were located in the neutral position and UG was placed on the lateral epicondyle and stable arm was placed toward the acromion process.
29 The resultant motion of the scapula is desynchronised with HH motion and the acromion process does not clear the HH underneath.
It bears a facet that articulates with the acromion process of the scapula to form the acromioclavicular joint.
The acromion process is completely broken off, but there is a portion of the base of the coracoid process present.