noun (acromegal, ies)
Etymology: (term, acromégalie, lang=fr) < (term, acromegalia, lang=la) < Ancient Greek (term, sc=polytonic, á, tr=akron, , tip, extremity, lang=grc) and (term, sc=polytonic, , tr=megas, , large, lang=grc).
- (disease) 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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