a combining form with the meanings “height,” “tip end,” “extremities of the body,” used in the formation of compound words:
acro’s has been overlaid by other commentators until the identity of his work is lost.
Horace and His Influence Grant Showerman
denoting something at a height, summit, top, tip, beginning, or end: acropolis, acrogen
denoting an extremity of the human body: acromegaly
word-forming element meaning “highest, topmost, at the extremities,” before vowels, acr-, from Greek akro- “pertaining to an end, extreme,” comb. form of akros “at the end, at the top” (see acrid).
acro- or acr-
Top; summit; height: acrophobia.
Tip; beginning: acrosome.
Extremity of the body: acroparalysis.
American College of Radiation Oncology
acroagnosis acroagnosis ac·ro·ag·no·sis (āk’rō-āg-nō’sĭs) n. Absence of sensory perception of the limbs.
acroataxia acroataxia ac·ro·a·tax·i·a (āk’rō-ə-tāk’sē-ə) n. Ataxia affecting the hands, fingers, feet, and toes.
acroanesthesia acroanesthesia ac·ro·an·es·the·sia (āk’rō-ān’ĭs-thē’zhə) n. Loss of sensation in one or more of the extremities.
a skilled performer of gymnastic feats, as walking on a tightrope or swinging on a trapeze. a person who readily changes viewpoints or opinions. Contemporary Examples acrobat death In 2004, Dessi Espana, a performer with Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey, fell 35 feet during a performance. Thrills and Too Many Spills: The Dangers of the […]