HyperDic: gigantism

English > 2 senses of the word gigantism:
NOUNstategigantism, giantism, overgrowthexcessive size
attributegigantism, giantismexcessive largeness of stature
English > gigantism: 2 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningexcessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland.
Synonymsgiantism, overgrowth
Partshyperpituitarismexcessive activity of the pituitary gland (especially overactivity of the anterior lobe which leads to excess secretion of growth hormone)
BroaderhypertrophyAbnormal enlargement of a body part or organ
Catalangegantisme, gigantisme
English > gigantism: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningexcessive largeness of stature.
Broaderlargeness, bignessThe property of having a relatively great size
Spanishgigantez, gigantismo
Catalangegantisme, gigantisme

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