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gigantism (n.)

medical condition causing abnormal increased size, 1854, from Latin gigant- "giant" (see gigantic) + -ism.

updated on March 04, 2015

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Definitions of gigantism from WordNet

gigantism (n.)
excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland;
Synonyms: giantism / overgrowth
gigantism (n.)
excessive largeness of stature;
Synonyms: giantism
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