Gigantism in which the facial features, disproportionate enlargement of the extremities, and other signs of acromegaly are prominent. [acro- + G. megas, great, + gigas, giant]

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ac·ro·meg·a·lo·gi·gan·tism (ak″ro-meg″ə-lo-jiґgan-tiz-əm) gigantism and acromegaly due to hypersecretion of growth hormone beginning before puberty and continuing into maturity.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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