gigantism

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gi·gan·tism

 (jī-găn′tĭz′əm)
n.
1. The quality or state of being gigantic; abnormally large size.
2. Excessive growth of the body or any of its parts, especially as a result of oversecretion of the growth hormone by the pituitary gland. Also called giantism.

gigantism

(ˈdʒaɪɡænˌtɪzəm; dʒaɪˈɡæntɪzəm)
n
1. (Pathology) Also called: giantism excessive growth of the entire body, caused by over-production of growth hormone by the pituitary gland during childhood or adolescence. Compare acromegaly
2. the state or quality of being gigantic

gi•gan•tism

(dʒaɪˈgæn tɪz əm, dʒɪ-, ˈdʒaɪ gænˌtɪz əm)

n.
great overgrowth in size of the body or developmentally related parts of the body.
[1880–85]

gigantism

Medicine. the condition of abnormally great development in size or stature of the whole body or any of its parts, most often caused by a pituitary disorder. Cf. nanism.
See also: Size

gigantism

Oversecretion of growth hormone in childhood, resulting in taller-than-average stature. If the oversecretion occurs in adulthood, the condition is acromegaly, resulting in a thickening of facial bones and fingers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gigantism - excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland
hyperpituitarism - excessive activity of the pituitary gland (especially overactivity of the anterior lobe which leads to excess secretion of growth hormone)
hypertrophy - abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ
2.gigantism - excessive largeness of stature
bigness, largeness - the property of having a relatively great size
Translations

gi·gan·tism

n. gigantismo, desarrollo en exceso del cuerpo o de una parte de éste;
___, acromegalic___ acromegálico;
___, eunuchoid___ eunucoide, gigantismo acompañado de características e insuficiencia sexual propias del eunuco;
___, normal___normal, desarrollo normal de los órganos sexuales y proporción normal de los órganos y partes del cuerpo, gen. causado por secreción excesiva de la glándula pituitaria.

gigantism

n gigantismo
References in periodicals archive ?
Byrne, who died in 1783 aged just 22, was huge due to a growth disorder called acromegalic gigantism where a person produces too much growth hormone.
She suffers from a condition called acromegalic gigantism, which means she is still growing and doctors say she is unique because her growth cannot be stopped by medication.
and she's still growing, as she has a condition called acromegalic gigantism.