A'cme. n.s. [ἄκμη, Gr.]
The height of any thing; more especially used to denote the height of a distemper, which is divided into four periods. 1. The arche, the beginning or first attack. 2. Anabasis, the growth. 3. Acme, the height. And, 4. Paracme, which is the declension of the distemper. Quincy.