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 megalo-
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.
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.