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acromion

Pronunciation: ă-krō′mē-on

Definition: The lateral extension of the spine of the scapula that projects as a broad flattened process overhanging the glenoid fossa; it articulates with the clavicle and gives attachment to part of the deltoid muscles. Its lateral border is a palpable landmark (“the point of the shoulder”).

Synonym(s): acromial process

[G. akrōmion, fr. akron, tip, + ōmos, shoulder]

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