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acromegaly

ac·ro·meg·a·ly

acromegaly

pronunciation:
ae kro me g li
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part of speech: noun
definition: a chronic disease causing abnormal enlargement of the hands, feet, and parts of the face, usu. caused by a tumor of the pituitary gland.
derivation: acromegalic (adj.)
Word Parts
The word acromegaly contains the following parts:
acro Greek root that means high, extremity, tip
mega, megal, megalo, -megaly Greek root that means large, great, million
synonyms:
magn, magna, magni, maxi, macro-
antonyms:
min, micro-