Definition of Acromion

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

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

Definition of Acromion

1. n. The outer extremity of the shoulder blade.

Definition of Acromion

1. Noun. (anatomy) The outermost point of the shoulder blade. ¹

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Definition of Acromion

1. the outward end of the shoulder blade [n -MIA] : ACROMIAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Acromion

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 Acromion

acromial end of clavicle
acromial extremity of clavicle
acromial plexus
acromial process
acromial reflex
acromioclavicular disk
acromioclavicular dislocation
acromioclavicular joint
acromioclavicular ligament
acromioclavicular sprain
acromion (current term)
acromion presentation
acromiothoracic artery

Literary usage of Acromion

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

1. The Science and art of surgery by John Eric Erichsen (1854)
"The acromion, forming as it does the very tip of the shoulder, is more frequently broken than any other of the bony structures in this neighborhood. ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"Fracture of the acromion process usually arises from violence applied to the upper and outer part of the shoulder; it is generally known by the rotundity of ..."

3. The Anatomy of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1802)
"The acromion prevents luxation upwards, and is fo far a part of the joint, that when it is full under the acromion, the joint is fafe; ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The acromion.—The acromion forms the summit of the shoulder, and is a large, somewhat triangular or oblong process, flattened from behind forward, ..."

5. Dislocations and joint-fractures by Frederic Jay Cotton (1910)
"FRACTURE OF THE acromion Fracture of the acromion is often diagnosed, ... Any deformity is in the direction of a dropping downward of the acromion. ..."

6. The Medical Times and Gazette (1875)
"When the head of the humérus is in its socket, it projects outwards beyond the extremity of the acromion from half an inch to an inch, varying more or less ..."

7. A Practical treatise on fractures and dislocations by Lewis Atterbury Stimson (1899)
"The acromion is exposed to fracture by blows received directly upon it, and also through the humérus, as in a fall upon the elbow, and occasionally by ..."

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