acromegaly (n.) Look up acromegaly at
"gigantism due to activity of pituitary after normal growth has ceased," 1886, from French acromégalie, from medical Latin acromegalia, from Greek akron "extremity, highest point, mountain peak, headland," neuter of akros "at the furthest point" (see acro-) + megas "great" (fem. megale; from PIE root *meg- "great;" see mickle). Said in contemporary literature to have been coined 1885 by French physician Dr. Pierre Marie.