giantism(redirected from secondary giantism)
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1. The quality or condition of being a giant.
2. See gigantism.
(Pathology) another term for gigantism
gi•ant•ism(ˈdʒaɪ ənˌtɪz əm)
2. the state or quality of being a giant.
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|Noun||1.||giantism - 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.||giantism - excessive largeness of stature|