Definition of Acromegalic

1. Adjective. Marked or affected by enlargement or hypertrophy of the extremities or the face. "A protruding acromegalic jaw"

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Derivative terms: Acromegaly



Definition of Acromegalic

1. Adjective. (pathology) Of or pertaining to acromegaly. ¹

2. Noun. (pathology) A person affected by acromegaly. ¹

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Definition of Acromegalic

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Medical Definition of Acromegalic

1. Pertaining to or characterised by acromegaly. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acromegalic

acrokinesia
acrokinesis
acrolect
acrolectal
acrolectally
acrolects
acroleic
acroleic acids
acrolein
acroleins
acroleukopathy
acrolith
acroliths
acrologic
acromegalia
acromegalic (current term)
acromegalic gigantism
acromegalics
acromegalies
acromegalogigantism
acromegaloidism
acromegaloidisms
acromegaly
acromelalgia
acromelic
acromelic dwarfism
acromesomelia
acrometagenesis
acromia
acromial

Literary usage of Acromegalic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Ductless Glandular Diseases by Wilhelm Falta (1916)
"acromegalic. Also Biedl has relegated the subject of gigantism to his chapter on the hypophysis. • Symptomatology and Types of Gigantism According to the ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"... are taller than normal Nearly half of all giants become acromegalic. ... a giant may become an acromegalic, but an acromegalic of small stature can ..."

3. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1893)
"It appears by investigation of the six acromegalic favi already known to us that the Bohemian favus, which Krai and Plant have submitted, does, indeed, ..."

4. A Reference handbook of the medical sciences embracing the entire range of by Albert Henry Buck (1904)
"Tumors, cysts, and plain hypertrophy of the pituitary have been found in the majority of autopsies on acromegalic cases, and tumors of the pituitary in ..."

5. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1901)
"Brissaud has not held that all giants are acromegalic, or that every acromegalic person is necessarily a giant; but he believes that some relation exists ..."

6. The Medical Clinics of North America by Richard J. Havel, K. Patrick Ober (1921)
"labor these patients have uterine inertia and they usually have no milk in the breast—all pituitary stigmata. An acromegalic individual may subsequently ..."

7. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1903)
"In this country Hektoen (23) has reported a case of gum- ma associated with a thick skull, Stewart (44) and Hinsdale (25) of sarcoma with no acromegalic ..."

8. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1913)
"The man's features are not typically acromegalic but are unquestionably large, as are also the hands. Dr. Dercum also pointed out that the recognition of ..."

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