enlargement

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enlargement of bones of hands and feet and face; often accompanied by headache and muscle pain and emotional disturbances; caused by overproduction of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland (due to a tumor) acromegalia , acromegaly
gland enlargement adenomegaly
glandular disease or enlargement of glandular tissue (especially of the lymph glands) adenopathy
abnormal enlargement of the air sacs in the lungs alveolar ectasia
dilation and enlargement of arterioles angiotelectasia
(botany) a natural swelling or enlargement: at the base of the stalk or seta in certain mosses or on the cone scale of certain conifers apophysis
disease characterized by congestion and enlargement of the spleen; accompanied by anemia or cirrhosis Banti's disease , Banti's syndrome
enlargement of the nose with dilation of follicles and redness and prominent vascularity of the skin; often associated with excessive consumption of alcohol brandy nose , copper nose , hammer nose , hypertrophic rosacea , potato nose , rhinophyma , rum-blossom , rum nose , toper's nose
abnormal enlargement of the heart cardiomegaly , enlarged heart , megacardia , megalocardia
enlargement of the right ventricle of the heart due to disease of the lungs or of the pulmonary blood vessels cor pulmonale
(pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body excrescence
process of becoming feminized; the development of female characteristics (loss of facial hair or breast enlargement) in a male because of hormonal disorders or castration feminisation , feminization
thyroid gland enlargement goiter
neck enlargement, noncancerous goiter , struma
breast enlargement in male, abnormal gynecomastia
abnormal enlargement of the liver hepatomegaly , megalohepatia
malignant disorder in which there is progressive (but painless) enlargement of lymph tissue followed by enlargement of the spleen and liver Hodgkin's disease
abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ hypertrophy
apparent enlargement of a bright object when viewed against a dark background irradiation
any thickened enlargement knob , node , thickening
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