acromegalic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From acromegal(y) +‎ -ic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌakɹə(ʊ)mᵻˈɡalɪk/

Adjective[edit]

acromegalic (comparative more acromegalic, superlative most acromegalic)

  1. (pathology) Pertaining to or characteristic of acromegaly. [from 19th c.]
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 133:
      At that moment a match flared on the far side of the room and illuminated the ruddy acromegalic features of Smirke [...].

Noun[edit]

acromegalic (plural acromegalics)

  1. (pathology) A person affected by acromegaly. [from 19th c.]