|gigantism (ˈdʒaɪɡænˌtɪzəm, dʒaɪˈɡæntɪzəm)|
|1.||Compare acromegaly Also called: giantism excessive growth of the entire body, caused by over-production of growth hormone by the pituitary gland during childhood or adolescence|
|2.||the state or quality of being gigantic|
gigantism gi·gan·tism (jī-gān'tĭz'əm)
The quality or state of being gigantic; abnormally large size.
Excessive growth of the body or any of its parts, especially as a result of oversecretion of the growth hormone by the pituitary gland. Also called giantism.