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Meaning of ACROMEGALY

Pronunciation:  `akru'megulee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  enlargement of bones of hands and feet and face; often accompanied by headache and muscle pain and emotional disturbances; caused by overproduction of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland (due to a tumor)
 

ACROMEGALY is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: acromegalia
 
 See Also: hyperpituitarism, hypertrophy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ac`ro*meg"a*ly\, n. [NL. acromegalia, fr. Gr.
'a`kron point, peak + ?, ?, big.] (Med.)
Chronic enlargement of the extremities and face.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Acromegaly is a hormonal disorder in which there is excessive secretion of the growth hormone resulting in enlargement of hands, feet, face, tongue, jaws and internal organs. The cause is usually a benign pituitary adenoma.
 

 

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