Definitions for giantismˈdʒaɪ ənˌtɪz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gi•ant•ismˈdʒaɪ ənˌtɪz əm(n.)

  1. Category: Pathology

    Ref: gigantism.

  2. the state or quality of being a giant.

Origin of giantism:

1630–40

Princeton's WordNet

  1. giantism, gigantism, overgrowth(noun)

    excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland

  2. gigantism, giantism(noun)

    excessive largeness of stature

Wiktionary

  1. giantism(Noun)

    the state or quality of being a giant

  2. giantism(Noun)

    gigantism

  3. Origin: coined in the mid 17th century. In the medical or biological sense of gigantism from the 1880s.

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