(redirected from acromia)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.


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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


n. acromión, parte del hueso escapular del hombro.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Findings were significant for increased uptake in the left fourth rib and degenerative changes within the acromia, sternocostal joints and lumbar spine, but negative in the orbit.
Unidentified Bactris gasipaes or Acrocomia aculeata Unidentified Unidentified Chronology of this site taken from Roosevelt (1980) Unidentified Unidentified Unidentified Unidentified Unidentified Older date is relative chronology Unidentified Date estimated by designs of associated ceramics & gold Unidentified Unidentified Unidentified Date associated with funerary cloth Unidentified Unidentified Probably Wettinia Unidentified Table II A summary of palm species represented by remains at each of the known sites in the New World Archaeological site Abrigo do Sol Boca (MT- da GU-l) Beirada Barra Species (Bra) (Bra) (Bra) Acromia aculeata Acrocomia hassleri Aiphanes cf.
Age is the acquired cause that has been positively correlated with progression from flat to curved or hooked acromia. [9]
Since these parameters were characterized by long acromia with superiorly-inclined glenoid fossae, it was understood that the smaller deltoid moment arm may result in the decentralization of the force vector on the glenoid fossa (Moor et al., 2014a; Viehofer et al.).