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Definition of the adjective acromegalic

What does acromegalic mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. marked or affected by enlargement or hypertrophy of the extremities or the face
    • example: a protruding acromegalic jaw
    • similar: unshapely

Alternative definition of the adjective acromegalic


  1. [pathology] Of or pertaining to acromegaly.

Definition of the noun acromegalic

What does acromegalic mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acromegalics

  1. [pathology] A person affected by acromegaly.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Heart Diseases (2005)

by M. Gabriel Khan

Acromegalic cardiomyopathy occurs, albeit rarely. There is myocyte hypertrophy and an increase in the collagen content per gram of heart compared with normal myocardium. The defect in the myocardium causes arrhythmias, which weaken ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

acromegalic ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

acromegalic eunuchoidism /-mۑgalމik/, a rare disorder, characterised by genital atrophy and development of female secondary sex characteristics, occurring in men with advanced acromegaly caused by a tumour in the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

acromegalic adj. [From Greek akros highest + megas big] acronym method n. A memory aid based on acronyms.

Google previewDICTIONARY OF MEDICAL TERMS,6th ed. (2012)

acromegalic acromicria N. condition of having underdeveloped fingers and toes and other parts; also called acromikria. acromion (e-kro'mé-on') N. high point of the shoulder; an extension of the spinous part of the scapula. ADJ. acromial ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of International Sports Studies (2012)

by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer G. Rolf

The adverse effects of rhGH in healthy adults are either obtained from studies of hGH-deficient patients, acromegalic patients or anecdotal reports. Short-term use can result in fluid retention and muscle edema, while long-term use can cause ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Health (2015)

It has been found that lack of balanced PG hormonal secretion could lead to acromegalic gigantism (first time described by Pierre Marie in 1886), dwarfism, Frohlich's disease (dystrophia adiposa genitalis), acute pituitary insufficiency ( causes ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

Treatment may be with drugs, radiation or surgery—acromegalic adj. acromicria n smallness of the hands, face and feet. acromioclavicular adj pertaining to the acromion process (of scapula) and the clavicle. acromion n the point or summit of ...

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Acromegalic Meaning

Video shows what acromegalic means. Pertaining to or characteristic of acromegaly.. Acromegalic Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary.

Scrabble value of A1C3R1O1M3E1G2A1L1I1C3

The value of this 11-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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