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giantism

 [ji´an-tizm]
2. excessive size, as of cells or nuclei.

gi·gan·tism

(jī'gan-tizm, jī-gan'tizm),
A condition of abnormal size or overgrowth of the entire body or of any of its parts.
Synonym(s): giantism
[G. gigas, giant]

giantism

/gi·ant·ism/ (ji´ant-izm)
2. excessive size, as of cells or nuclei.

giantism

(jī′ən-tĭz′əm)
n.
1. The quality or condition of being a giant.
2. See gigantism.

giantism

Gigantism, see there.

gi·gan·tism

(jī-gant'izm)
A condition of abnormal size or overgrowth of the entire body or of any of its parts.
Synonym(s): giantism.
[G. gigas, giant]

giantism,

n (macrosomia), excessive growth resulting in a stature larger than the range that is normal for age and race.
giantism, infantile,
n excessive growth occurring before adolescence.
giantism, primary,
n excessive growth not attributable to a definite cause.
giantism, secondary,
n excessive growth secondary to a disorder of the adrenal, pineal, gonadal, or pituitary gland.
Giardia
n a common genus of the flagellate protozoans. Many species normally inhabit the digestive tract and cause inflammation in association with other factors that produce rapid proliferation of the organism.

giantism

1. gigantism.
2. excessive size, as of cells or nuclei.

fetal giantism
occurs in one of the inherited forms of prolonged gestation in cattle.
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