Translation of gigantism in Spanish:

gigantism

gigantismo, n.

Pronunciation /dʒʌɪˈɡantɪz(ə)m//dʒaɪˈɡænˌtɪzəm//ˈdʒʌɪɡantɪz(ə)m/

noun

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    gigantismo masculine
    • Such gigantism usually leads to some form of extinction.
    • In 1992 I visited the island of Komodo - home of the Komodo dragon - to study gigantism among reptiles.
    • It's not certain why dinosaurs grew to such large sizes, but there are clues to the process of gigantism and its possible advantages.
    • The dodo of Mauritius (a giant pigeon) is a famous example of island gigantism.
    • Examples of such dwarfism or gigantism include the giant tortoises of the Seychelles islands, Indonesia's Komodo dragons, and the boas of the Belizean Snake Cayes.