One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Excessive size of the body or a part of it, gigantism; (later) especially excessive size of the fetus for gestational age (most commonly as a result of maternal diabetes).
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robley Dunglison (1798–1869), physician and medical writer. From macro- + ancient Greek σῶμα body + -ia.
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