gigantism vs overgrowth what difference

what is difference between gigantism and overgrowth

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



English

Etymology

over- +‎ growth

Noun

overgrowth (countable and uncountable, plural overgrowths)

  1. A usually abundant, luxuriant growth over or on something else. A tangle of growth occurring at the top of trees involving vines and branches, common in jungles.
  2. An excessive growth or increase in numbers, as in a population of weeds or microbes.
  3. Excessive size; usually caused by over-production of growth hormone from the pituitary gland.

Synonyms

  • hyperplasia
  • hypertrophy
  • gigantism

Antonyms

  • undergrowth

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