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- (anatomy) The outermost point of the shoulder blade.
- 1807, William Beatty, The Death of Lord Nelson:
- "The ball struck the fore part of HIS LORDSHIP'S epaulette; and entered the left shoulder immediately before the processus acromion scapulae, which it slightly fractured.
- 1904, Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles, Manual of Surgery:
- The deltoid is wasted, and the acromion unduly prominent.
- 1998 November 13, Paul C. Sereno et al., “A Long-Snouted Predatory Dinosaur from Africa and the Evolution of Spinosaurids”, in Science, volume 282, number 5392, DOI:10.1126/science.282.5392.1298, pages 1298-1302:
- Complete pectoral and pelvic bones show a deep subrectangular acromion on the scapula and a low obturator flange on the ischium.
- 1999 August 27, Steve Ward et al., “Equatorius: A New Hominoid Genus from the Middle Miocene of Kenya”, in Science, volume 285, number 5432, DOI:10.1126/science.285.5432.1382, pages 1382-1386:
- The preserved portions of the scapula are sufficient to determine that the acromion projected well beyond the glenoid and that the axillary margin was longer than the vertebral.
- 2009, Science, pages 2239-2242:
- The clavicle is a small flat bone like that of a dog (1), here preserved near the coracoid processes lying parallel to and slightly behind the acromion.
outermost point of the shoulder blade
acromion m (plural acromions)
acromion m (plural acrómiones)