what is difference between gigantism and overgrowth
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)
over- + growth
overgrowth (countable and uncountable, plural overgrowths)
- 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.
- An excessive growth or increase in numbers, as in a population of weeds or microbes.
- Excessive size; usually caused by over-production of growth hormone from the pituitary gland.