Gigantism meaning

jī-găn'tĭz'əm
The quality or state of being gigantic; abnormally large size.
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Excessive growth of the body or any of its parts, especially as a result of oversecretion of the growth hormone by the pituitary gland.
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The quality or state of being gigantic.
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Abnormally great growth of the body, due to an excessive production of growth hormone by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland.
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The quality or state of being gigantic; abnormally large size.
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Excessive growth of the body or any of its parts, especially as a result of oversecretion of the growth hormone by the pituitary gland.
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The quality or state of being gigantic; being of abnormally large size.
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A condition where there is over-production of growth hormone by the pituitary gland in a child before the bone growth plates close, resulting in excessive long bone growth, accompanied by muscular weakness and sexual impotence.
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Origin of gigantism

From French gigantisme, from Latin gigans (“giant”).