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Definition of acromegaly
a chronic disease characterized by enlargement of the bones of the head, the soft parts of the feet and hands, and sometimes other structures, due to excessive secretion of growth hormone by the pituitary gland.
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a chronic disease characterized by enlargement of the bones of the head, hands, and feet, and swelling and enlargement of soft tissue, esp the tongue. It is caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone by the pituitary glandCompare gigantism
Derived forms of acromegaly
acromegalic (ˌækrəʊmɪˈɡælɪk), adjective, noun
Word Origin for acromegaly
C19: from French acromégalie, from acro- + Greek megal-, stem of megas big