gigantism

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noun gi·gan·tism \jī-ˈgan-ˌti-zəm, jə-; ˈjī-gən-\

Definition of gigantism

  1. 1 :  giantism 1

  2. 2 :  development to abnormally large size

  3. 3 :  excessive vegetative growth often accompanied by the inhibiting of reproduction

Examples of gigantism in a sentence

  1. <the gigantism that is this newest ocean liner is impossible to describe>

Circa 1885

First Known Use of gigantism

circa 1885


Medical Dictionary

gigantism

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noun gi·gan·tism \jī-ˈgan-ˌtiz-əm, jə-; ˈjī-gən-\

Medical Definition of gigantism

  1. :  development to abnormally large size from excessive growth of the long bones accompanied by muscular weakness and sexual impotence and usually caused by hyperpituitarism before normal ossification is complete—called also macrosomia; compare acromegaly


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