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Meaning of GIGANTISM

Pronunciation:  ji'gantizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  excessive largeness of stature
  2. [n]  excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland
 

GIGANTISM is a 9 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: giantism, giantism, overgrowth
 
 See Also: bigness, hyperpituitarism, hypertrophy, largeness

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Disorder caused by an overproduction of growth hormone by the pituitary gland. It results in excessive size. Also known as giantism.
 

 

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