Definition of gigantism
1 : giantism 1
2 : development to abnormally large size
3 : excessive vegetative growth often accompanied by the inhibiting of reproduction
Examples of gigantism in a Sentence
the gigantism that is this newest ocean liner is impossible to describe
Recent Examples of gigantism from the Web
But both are just one part of a larger, relentless trend toward gigantism in Silicon Valley.
Tyrannosauroid integument reveals conflicting patterns of gigantism and feather evolution.
As Davis reports, the recent advent of gigantism rules out the idea that megapredators, which were already on the way out at the time, caused the change.
The researchers considered several possibilities that have been used to explain gigantism in other animals.
In a study published Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a team of researchers investigated gigantism in baleen whales, the filter-feeding leviathans that include blue whales, bowhead whales and fin whales.
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Medical Definition of gigantism
: 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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