giantism vs gigantism what difference

what is difference between giantism and gigantism

English

Etymology

giant +‎ -ism, coined in the mid 17th century. In the medical or biological sense of gigantism from the 1880s.

Noun

giantism (countable and uncountable, plural giantisms)

  1. Synonym of gigantism


English

Etymology

From French gigantisme, from Latin gigans (giant).

Noun

gigantism (countable and uncountable, plural gigantisms)

  1. The quality or state of being gigantic; being of abnormally large size.
  2. A condition where there is over-production of growth hormone by the pituitary gland in a child before the bone growth plates close, resulting in excessive long bone growth, accompanied by muscular weakness and sexual impotence.

Synonyms

  • giantism
  • macrosomia

Translations

See also

  • acromegaly

Romanian

Etymology

From French gigantisme

Noun

gigantism n (uncountable)

  1. gigantism

Declension


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