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gigantism

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From French gigantisme, from Latin gigans (giant).

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gigantism (countable and uncountable, plural gigantisms)

  1. The quality or state of being gigantic; being of abnormally large size.
  2. 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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