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giantism

Syllabification: gi·ant·ism
Pronunciation: /ˈjīənˌtizəm
 
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Definition of giantism in English:

noun

A tendency toward abnormally large size; gigantism.
Example sentences
  • Doctors say his son's growth was natural, and not the result of a condition such as giantism or acromegaly, caused by too much growth hormone.
  • Non-pathologic, non-ecophenotypic dwarfism and giantism are considered to be rare processes.
  • Mark suffers from a rare condition called pituitary giantism, caused by the excess secretion of the pituitary growth hormone.

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