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Definition of Gigantism, eunuchoid

Gigantism, eunuchoid: Extremely tall stature due to the delayed onset of puberty that permits the continued growth of the long bones before their growing ends (epiphyses) fuse and growth stops.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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