[jahy-uh n-tiz-uh m]
Origin of giantism
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For instance if the pituitary gland over-functioned we had Giantism.The Goat-gland Transplantation
Sydney B. Flower
Most cases of giantism, combined as they are with imperfect mentality, are due to disease of this gland.Disease and Its Causes
William Thomas Councilman
The phenomenon of giantism of this nature occurs in alternate generations and then only in rare instances.
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.Degeneracy
Eugene S. Talbot
- another term for gigantism
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- The quality or condition of being great in size.
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