what is difference between giantism and gigantism
giant + -ism, coined in the mid 17th century. In the medical or biological sense of gigantism from the 1880s.
giantism (countable and uncountable, plural giantisms)
- Synonym of gigantism
From French gigantisme, from Latin gigans (“giant”).
gigantism (countable and uncountable, plural gigantisms)
- The quality or state of being gigantic; being of abnormally large size.
- 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.
From French gigantisme
gigantism n (uncountable)