Combining form meaning: 1. Extremity, tip, end, peak, topmost. 2. Extreme. [G. akron, highest point, extremity; akros, topmost, outermost, inmost, extreme, tip]

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prefix denoting
1. extremity; tip. Example: acrohypothermy (abnormal coldness of the extremities (hands and feet)).
2. height; promontory. Example: acrophobia (morbid dread of heights).
3. extreme; intense. Example: acromania (an extreme degree of mania).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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