acromegaly

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French acromégalie, from New Latin acromegalia, from Ancient Greek ἄκρον (ákron, tip, extremity) and μέγας (mégas, large). acro- +‎ -megaly

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acromegaly (plural acromegalies)

  1. (pathology) A chronic disease marked by enlargement of the bones of the extremities, face, and jaw that is caused by over-activity of the pituitary gland.

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