Definition of Acromial process

1. Noun. The outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade.

Exact synonyms: Acromion
Group relationships: Scapula, Shoulder Blade, Shoulder Bone
Generic synonyms: Appendage, Outgrowth, Process

Medical Definition of Acromial process

1. The lateral triangular projection of the spine of the scapula that forms the point of the shoulder and articulates with the clavicle. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acromial Process

acromelic dwarfism
acromial angle
acromial arterial network
acromial artery
acromial articular facies of clavicle
acromial articular surface of clavicle
acromial branch of suprascapular artery
acromial branch of thoracoacromial artery
acromial end of clavicle
acromial extremity of clavicle
acromial plexus
acromial process (current term)
acromial reflex
acromioclavicular disk
acromioclavicular dislocation
acromioclavicular joint
acromioclavicular ligament
acromioclavicular sprain
acromion presentation

Literary usage of Acromial process

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Treatise on fractures by John Bingham Roberts, James Alphonsus Kelly (1916)
"Fracture through base of acromial process of scapula 282 305. ... Separation of the epiphysis of the acromial process of the scapula 283 307. ..."

2. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1825)
"These latter branches are joined with that portion of the scapula, which, from a very obvious analogy, I should call its acromial process. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... and extend transversely to the acromial process of the scapula; the detail of the attachments varies much. The girdle is most complete in ..."

4. The Treatment of fractures by Charles Locke Scudder (1902)
"CHAPTER VIII FRACTURES OF THE SCAPULA THE spine and acromial process, the coracoid ... The acromial process is prominent. The upper arm is lengthened. ..."

5. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1875)
"V., suggests that the deformity is in all probability due to irregular development of the acromial process rather than to irregularity of the clavicle. ..."

6. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1901)
"The scapulae possess a very prominent and large acromial process, upon which rest the dorsal or lateral ends of the clavicles. ..."

7. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1889)
"to a process on the preaxial border, which he identifies with the acromial process of the Monotreme scapula, and marks by the letter e. ..."

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