acromion (a-kro´me-on) [NA]

The lateral end of the spine of the scapula which projects as a broad flattened process overhanging the glenoid fossa; it articulates with the clavicle and gives attachment to part of the deltoid and trapezius muscles. Its lateral border is a palpable landmark ("the point of the shoulder").acromial process; [G. akromion, fr. akron, tip, + omos, shoulder]


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