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a combining form with the meanings “height,” “tip end,” “extremities of the body,” used in the formation of compound words:
Historical Examples

acro’s has been overlaid by other commentators until the identity of his work is lost.
Horace and His Influence Grant Showerman

combining form
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.

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