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A tendency towards abnormally large size; gigantism.
- ‘Non-pathologic, non-ecophenotypic dwarfism and giantism are considered to be rare processes.’
- ‘Presumably their giantism is relevant to their ground nesting behavior.’
- ‘Doctors say his son's growth was natural, and not the result of a condition such as giantism or acromegaly, caused by too much growth hormone.’
- ‘Mark suffers from a rare condition called pituitary giantism, caused by the excess secretion of the pituitary growth hormone.’
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