a sculptured figure having the head and extremities of stone and the torso of other material.
acrolith, ak′ro-lith, n. a statue of the earlier Greek artists having the trunk made of wood and the extremities of stone.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
(esp in ancient Greek sculpture) a wooden, often draped figure with only the head, hands, and feet in stone
a chronic disease characterized by enlargement of the bones of the head, the soft parts of the feet and hands, and sometimes other structures, due to excessive secretion of growth hormone by the pituitary gland. Historical Examples acromegaly is characterised by abnormal growth, chiefly in the bones of the head, face, and extremities. Degeneracy Eugene […]
acromelalgia acromelalgia ac·ro·me·lal·gi·a (āk’rō-mə-lāl’jē-ə, -jə) n. A form of erythromelalgia characterized by redness, pain, and swelling of the fingers and toes, headache, and vomiting.
acromelia acromelia ac·ro·me·li·a (āk’rō-mē’lē-ə, -mēl’yə) n. A form of dwarfism in which shortening is most evident in the most distal segment of the limbs.