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Noun: acromegaly  ,ak-ru'me-gu-lee
  1. 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 tumour)
    - acromegalia

Derived forms: acromegalies

Type of: hypertrophy

Encyclopedia: Acromegaly