Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the nature of or relating to acromegaly.
  • noun A victim of the complaint known as acromegaly.

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  • adjective pathology Of or pertaining to acromegaly.
  • noun pathology A person affected by acromegaly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective marked or affected by enlargement or hypertrophy of the extremities or the face

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Examples

  • Both men owe their extreme height to a condition called acromegalic gigantism.

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  • The point is not whether Rondo Hatton and Fred Lightner really were exposed to mustard gas, or if they -- like many others -- became acromegalic through some other internal process.

    Archive 2008-04-06

  • The point is not whether Rondo Hatton and Fred Lightner really were exposed to mustard gas, or if they -- like many others -- became acromegalic through some other internal process.

    Fred Lightner: Another Rondo Hatton?

  • The Globe article comes with an amazing college picture of Kerry, which makes him look like the 1933 heavyweight champ Primo Carnera, a simple-minded acromegalic giant with a pituitary gland problem.

    Archive 2005-06-05

  • The Globe article comes with an amazing college picture of Kerry, which makes him look like the 1933 heavyweight champ Primo Carnera, a simple-minded acromegalic giant with a pituitary gland problem.

    My article on John F. Kerry's IQ Validated

  • For some, thoughts of baseball acromegalic Randy Johnson will quickly shrivel even the most turgid erection.

    Saving Face

  • For some, thoughts of baseball acromegalic Randy Johnson will quickly shrivel even the most turgid erection.

    Saving Face

  • As nearly as could be judged in that tangled hair and beard, the giant's features were acromegalic, eyes roofed with bony ridges, nose and jaw jutting coarsely forth, heavy lips and grisly huge teeth.

    Three Hearts and Three Lions

  • Patients: Thirty-six acromegalic patients with active disease, resistant to somatostatin analogs, participated.

    The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism Current Issue

  • Context: Pegvisomant (PEG) therapy has been associated with drug-induced liver dysfunction in acromegalic patients.

    The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism Current Issue

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