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acromegaly


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acromegaly  \Ac`ro*meg"a*ly\,  n.  [NL.  acromegalia,  fr  Gr 
  'a`kron  point,  peak  +  ?,  ?,  big.]  (Med.) 
  Chronic  enlargement  of  the  extremities  and  face. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acromegaly 
  n  :  enlargement  of  bones  of  hands  and  feet  and  face;  often 
  accompanied  by  headache  and  muscle  pain  and  emotional 
  disturbances;  caused  by  overproduction  of  growth  hormone 
  by  the  anterior  pituitary  gland  (due  to  a  tumor)  [syn:  {acromegalia}] 




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