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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.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for acromegalic

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

by Mosby

acromegalic ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

See Acromegalic facies, Congenital syphilic facies, Cretinoid facies, Gargoyle facies, Mongoloid facies, Myasthenic facies, Myopathic facies, Myxedematous facies, Peter Pan facies, Tabetic facies 2. An anatomic term for the aspect of a a body ...

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 previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

acromegalic adj. [From Greek akros highest + megas big] acronym ...

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 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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Imaging (2008)

by Albert L. Baert

Acromegaly can result in serious illness and premature death, in fact the acromegalic patients have a reduced life expectancy, with a two-to-four-fold increased mortality rate. Life expectancy for inadequately treated patients is approximately ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Medical Anthropology (2004)

Health and Illness in the World's Cultures Topics - Volume 1; Cultures - by Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember

Akhenaten showed acromegalic changes, perhaps as a manifestation of a multiple endocrine adenopathy syndrome. A chemical abnormality of bone is the deposition of abnormal elements, such as lead, which concentrates in the brain and ...

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