acromegaly[ak′rō meg′ə lē]
a disease in which there is enlargement of the bones of the head, hands, and feet, resulting from an overproduction of growth hormone that is caused, usually, by a tumor in the pituitary
Origin of acromegalyFrench acromégalie: see acro- and amp; megalo-
A chronic disease of adults marked by enlargement of the bones of the extremities, face, and jaw that is caused by overactivity of the pituitary gland.
Origin of acromegalyFrench acromégalie : Greek akron, top, extremity (from neuter of akros, extreme; see acro–) + Greek megas, megal-, big; see meg- in Indo-European roots.