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giant

[Gr. gigas, giant]
An individual or structure much larger than normal.

giant

of very large stature or dimensions.

giant breeds
in dogs this includes the very largest breeds, generally in excess of 100 lb body weight, e.g. Great Dane, Irish wolfhound, Mastiff, St. Bernard, Deerhound, Great Pyrenees and Borzoi. See also dog.
giant buttercup
giant fennel
ferulacommunis.
giant forest hog
giant hogweed
giant kidney worm
giant liver fluke
see fasciolagigantica, fascioloidesmagna.
giant panic
see brachiariamutica.
giant pigweed
trianthemaportulacastrum.
giant prairie lily
giant schizonts
up to 300 μm diameter in sheep and goats, as part of the life cycle of Eimeria spp.
giant Schnauzer
giant sea perch
giant sensitive plant
mimosainvisa.
giant star grass
cynodonnlemfuensis.
giant taro
alocasiabrisbanensis.
giant tiger prawn
penaeusmonodon. See Table 23.
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The other is the giant liver fluke (Fascioloides magna), a large trematode that occurs in pairs or groups within fibrous capsules in the liver parenchyma of its normal hosts, white-tailed deer and wapiti (Cervus elaphus) (Pybus 2001).
The giant liver fluke (Fascioloides magna) develops normally in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), wapiti (Cervus elaphus canadensis), and caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou), but in moose (Alces alces) migrates extensively causing considerable damage to liver tissue (Pybus 2001).
2006) concluded that the giant liver fluke was a significant mortality factor responsible for a marked decline in the moose population in northwestern Minnesota.