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Gigantism

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Excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland.Excessive largeness of stature.gigantism

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. A defect in humans caused by an over production of growth hormone from the pituitary gland, which results in the over-elongation of bones and creating a.