Noun Acromion Definition and Examples


Noun:

Acromion

Pronunciation:

/əˈkrəʊmɪən/

Definition:
1.

noun

A bony process forming the lateral or distal end of the spine of the scapula, with which (in humans and certain other mammals) the clavicle articulates.
    ((n.) The outer extremity of the shoulder blade.)


    Origin:
    Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Banister (1532/3–?1610), surgeon. From post-classical Latin acromion and its etymon ancient Greek ἀκρώμιον (Hippocrates) from ἄκρο- + ὦμος shoulder + -ιον, suffix forming nouns.

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