giantism

[jahy-uh n-tiz-uh m]
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noun

Pathology. gigantism.
the state or quality of being a giant.

Nearby words

  1. giant tortoise,
  2. giant urticaria,
  3. giant water bug,
  4. giant's causeway,
  5. giantess,
  6. giaour,
  7. giardia,
  8. giardiasis,
  9. giauque,
  10. giauque, william francis

Origin of giantism

First recorded in 1630–40; giant + -ism

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British Dictionary definitions for giantism

giantism

noun

another term for gigantism
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Medicine definitions for giantism

giantism

[jīən-tĭz′əm]

n.

The quality or condition of being great in size.
gigantism

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