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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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Caption: Figure 1 Eccentric versus off-axis reaming to correct a posterior glenoid defect, acromion removed in image to improve glenoid visualization.
The results of this study are interesting as they indicate that initial effects on painfree ROM with MWMs to the shoulder can be prolonged by adding a simple strip of tape applied from the anterior shoulder, over the acromion and diagonally across the scapula to a point approximately level with the T7 spinal segment.
38 in) laterally beyond the acromion border and is 0.
The acromion process is completely broken off, but there is a portion of the base of the coracoid process present.
Changed movement patterns may lead to the supraspinatus muscle to impinge between the humeral head and acromion, result in pain and inflammation and possibly cause rotator cuff tears (9).
The AC joint is where the acromion (a part of the scapula) and the clavicle meet.
This is found between the collarbone and acromion, which is part of his shoulder blade.
Impingement syndrome occurs due to pinching and inflammation of part of the rotator cuff in the space below the Acromion (subacromial) causing pain in certain movements and positions of the shoulder.
1 mm on the upper left arm (halfway between the acromion process and the olecranon process).
3) Subacromial impingement can develop secondary to incorrect activation of the rotator cuff muscles, allowing the superior translation of the humeral head under the acromion.
The left acromion was underdeveloped, with a large acromio-clavicular joint space.