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Related to acromegalic: acromegalic gigantism
A chronic disorder caused by overproduction of human growth hormone usually by the pituitary gland, characterized by enlargement of the bones of the extremities and the skull and often by the development of complications such as diabetes, hypertension, and osteoarthritis.
[French acromégalie : Greek akron, top, extremity (from neuter of akros, extreme; see acro-) + Greek megas, megal-, big; see meg- in Indo-European roots.]
ac′ro·me·gal′ic (-mĭ-găl′ĭk) adj. & n.
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|Adj.||1.||acromegalic - marked or affected by enlargement or hypertrophy of the extremities or the face; "a protruding acromegalic jaw"|
unshapely - not well-proportioned and pleasing in shape; "a stout unshapely woman"
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