noun Date: circa 1885 1. giantism 1 2. development to abnormally large size 3. excessive vegetative growth often accompanied by the inhibiting of reproduction

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  • gigantism — /juy gan tiz euhm, ji , juy gan tiz euhm/, n. Pathol. abnormally great development in size or stature of the whole body or of parts of the body, most often due to dysfunction of the pituitary gland. Cf. hypertrophy. [1880 85; < L gigant GIANT +… …   Universalium

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  • gigantism — gigantizmas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Pernelyg didelis žmogaus, gyvūno ar kai kurių organizmo dalių proporcingas augimas. atitikmenys: angl. gigantism vok. Gigantismus, m rus. гигантизм, m ryšiai: sinonimas –… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • gigantism — n. [Gr. gigas, giant] Excessive growth of an organ or a complete organism to a large size. gigeriate adj. [L. gigerium, gizzard] (ANNELIDA) Having one or more gizzards in the digestive system …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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