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giantism

[jahy-uh n-tiz-uh m] /ˈdʒaɪ ənˌtɪz əm/
noun
1.
Pathology, gigantism.
2.
the state or quality of being a giant.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; giant + -ism
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Examples for giantism
  • Although there is plenty of evidence that being big is an advantage in some service industries, the case for giantism is unproven.
  • New-and-improved construction materials will encourage a new giantism.
  • giantism is regarded by scientists as a disease, and giants rarely live to a ripe old age.
British Dictionary definitions for giantism

giantism

/ˈdʒaɪənˌtɪzəm/
noun
1.
another term for gigantism
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giantism in Medicine

giantism gi·ant·ism (jī'ən-tĭz'əm)
n.

  1. The quality or condition of being great in size.

  2. See gigantism.

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