Examples from the Web for acromegaly
In this case also the resulting ductless gland is still of functional importance, for disease of it is associated with acromegaly.The Origin of Vertebrates|Walter Holbrook Gaskell
Not rarely does it happen that acromegaly attacks the side most deficient in nerve supply.
Acromegaly is characterised by abnormal growth, chiefly in the bones of the head, face, and extremities.
Hypertrophy of the gland is directly associated with certain diseases, such as giantism and acromegaly.The Mystery of Space|Robert T. Browne
Indeed, as Marie has said, giantism is acromegaly occurring during the period of adolescence.
British Dictionary definitions for acromegaly
Word Origin for acromegaly
Word Origin and History for acromegaly
"gigantism due to activity of pituitary after normal growth has ceased," 1886, from French acromégalie, from medical Latin acromegalia, from Greek akron "extremity" (see acrid) + megas "great" (fem. megale; see mickle). Said in contemporary literature to have been coined 1885 by French physician Dr. Pierre Marie.