gigantism


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  • noun

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excessive size

excessive largeness of stature

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His height which he got from a disorder called Pituitary Gigantism is something that he found difficult to accept especially with a lot still teasing him about it.
This slim, well-illustrated text, details the life of Anna Swan, a Nova Scotia woman who lived in the mid-to-late-eighteen hundreds, and most likely suffered from gigantism.
Peter Mayhew was born with a condition known as gigantism, which causes excessive growth.
Wang, 37, developed gigantism due to a tumour on his pituitary gland.
Because of triploid gigantism, triploids have been developed in many aquaculture mollusk species.
Yet, this apparent paradox may explain the evolutionary advantage of gigantism in trees.
Perhaps it is his sheer gigantism - this was the largest orchestra Opera North have ever fielded in Huddersfield - or perhaps it is the required feats of virtuosity, which were all performed excellently here.
Gary, who suffers from the rare disease of gigantism Acromegaly, is also a well-known sculptor and has had work exhibited nationally.
Jinny died of gigantism at her Jiggins Lane home and the four schoolboys tasked with carrying her coffin remarked how light it seemed.
The local Xin'an Evening News did not give the cause of death but said in a report that Yao suffered from gigantism, with a tumor on her pituitary gland disrupting her levels of growth hormone.
Take James Howard Kunstler's complaints about the gigantism that has afflicted our civic planning, so that our public spaces no longer have any relation to human scale but are always designed for cars traveling at least 20 to 30 miles per hour.
As for the EU presidency, it has fuelled our gigantism and delusions of grandeur.
From the beginning of his term in office as a young, fresh Greek prime minister, Kostas Karamanlis led the country on a course of state gigantism that absorbed like a sponge all the revenues accumulated from five years of successful privatizations.
Vovkovinskiy, who suffers from a condition called pituitary gigantism, said all he wants are shoes that fit so he can get outside, walk his dog, and enjoy his life.