acromion process

acromion process
acromion process n ACROMION

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  • acromion process — noun see acromion …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acromion — Bone: Acromion Plan of ossification of the scapula. Posterior side. From seven centers. (Acromion visible at upper left, in blue.) …   Wikipedia

  • Acromion — The projection of the scapula (the shoulder blade) that forms the point of the shoulder. The acromion is part of the scapula. It protrudes laterally (away from the midline) and is triangular in shape. The top of the shoulder is acromial. The word …   Medical dictionary

  • Process (anatomy) — In anatomy, a process (Latin: processus ) is a projection or outgrowth of tissue from a larger body.ExamplesExamples of processes include: *the mastoid process *the xyphoid process *the acromion process *the spinous process extends from rearward… …   Wikipedia

  • acromion — /əˈkroʊmiən/ (say uh krohmeeuhn) noun (plural acromia /əˈkroʊmiə/ (say uh krohmeeuh)) the outward end of the spine of the scapula or shoulderblade. Also, acromion process. {New Latin, from Greek akrōmion} –acromial, adjective …  

  • Process — In anatomy, a process is a projection from a structure. The process of the mandible is the part of the lower jaw that projects forward. In a more general sense, a process is a series of actions or events that are part of a system or of a… …   Medical dictionary

  • acromion — noun the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade • Syn: ↑acromial process • Hypernyms: ↑process, ↑outgrowth, ↑appendage • Part Holonyms: ↑scapula, ↑shoulder blade, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • acromion — n. an oblong process at the top of the spine of the scapula, part of which articulates with the clavicle (collar bone) to form the acromioclavicular joint. Derivatives: acromial adj …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • acromion — a•cro•mi•on [[t]əˈkroʊ mi ən[/t]] n. pl. mi•a [[t] mi ə[/t]] anat. a bony outer process of the shoulder blade that forms part of the shoulder joint • Etymology: 1605–15; < NL < Gk akrṓmion=akro acro +ṓm(os) shoulder + ion n. suffix… …   From formal English to slang

  • acromial process — n ACROMION * * * acromion process acromion …   Medical dictionary

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