Meaning of gigantism

gi•gan•tism

Pronunciation: (jī-gan'tiz-um, ji-, jī'gan-tiz"um), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. abnormally great development in size or stature of the whole body or of parts of the body, most often due to dysfunction of the pituitary gland. Cf. hypertrophy.
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