noun ak·ro·po·di·on \ˌa-krə-ˈpō-dē-ən, -ˌän\

Definition of akropodion



  1. :  the most prominent point on the back of the heel

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Origin and Etymology of akropodion

New Latin, from Greek, diminutive of akropous extremity of the leg, foot, from akr- acr- + pous foot — more at foot

First Known Use: 1920

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