Acromion

(From Acromion 105 extreme, said the

Acromium

} shoulder). Sec Scapula, 2.

Acromphalion

(From Acromphalion 107 extreme, or the tip, and navel). The tip of the navel, or the middle of the navel.

Acron

In general, means the top or summit; hence, in a medical sense, it is the best of its kind. In botany, it is the top or flower of thistles.

Acropathos

(From Acropathos 109 extreme, and a disease). It literally signifies a disease at the height; or, a disease which affects any superior part of the body. Hippocrates applies it to the internal orifice of the uterus, when affected; to occult cancers, and to cancers on the surface of the body, to distinguish them from internal ones.

Acropis

(From Acropis 111 extreme, and the voice,) when the voice cannot be exerted. An inarticulation of the voice, from an imperfection in the end of the tongue. It is once used adjectively in the spurious works of Hippocrates, but no where determined in its signification and orthography.

Acropsilon

(From Acropsilon 113 the extremity, and naked). The extremity of the glans when naked.

Acrosapes

(From Acrosapes 115 extreme, and to putrify). Galen means by this term, easy of digestion. This mode of speaking originates from a dogma of physicians, that digestion was performed by a certain degree of putrescency; for often names originate from a false principle, and are retained by authors who do not acquiesce in that principle.

Acrospelos

(From Acrospelos 117 extreme, and black). A name of the wild oat-grass, or Bhomus sterilis. See Aegylops.

Acroteria

See Acrea.

Acroteriasmus

The amputation of an extremity. (From Acroteriasmus 119 extremities, and this from summus).

Acrothymia

{(From Acrothymia 121 extreme, and

Acrothymion

Acrothymion 122 thyme, from being the colour of thyme). See Naevus. A sort of wart described by Celsus as hard, rough, with a narrow basis, and broad top; the top is of the colour of thyme, it easily splits, and bleeds. This tumour is called thymus.