giantism giantism

Definition(s):

  1. (n) excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland
  2. (n) excessive largeness of stature

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  1. Composer Darius Milhaud's urge to giantism began 40 years ago, at a time when he was intriguing the world's musical taste buds with a potage of polytonality sweetened by a dash of.
  2. None of which proves that vertical integration is always a mistake, or that corporate giantism is naturally inefficient.
  3. Warning: too much of the hormone, especially in adults, produces acromegaly, a form of giantism characterized by huge hands, feet and lower jaws.
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