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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

gigant(o)-

Great size or extent.

[Greek gigas, gigant-, giant.]

Gigantism is excessive growth due to hormonal imbalance; something gigantesque is befitting or suggestive of a giant; Gigantopithecus (Greek pithēkos, ape) is a very large fossil Asian ape of the Upper Miocene to Lower Pleistocene epochs; in Greek mythology, gigantomachy (Greek makhia, fighting) was the struggle between the gods and the giants.

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