hypertrophy

[hahy-pur-truh-fee]
noun, plural hypertrophies.
1.
abnormal enlargement of a part or organ; excessive growth.
2.
excessive growth or accumulation of any kind.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), hypertrophied, hypertrophying.
3.
to affect with or undergo hypertrophy.

Origin:
1825–35; hyper- + -trophy

hypertrophic [hahy-per-trof-ik, -troh-fik] , adjective
pseudohypertrophic, adjective
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hypertrophy (haɪˈpɜːtrəfɪ)
 
n , pl -phies
1.  atrophy Compare hyperplasia enlargement of an organ or part resulting from an increase in the size of the cells
 
vb , -phies, -phies, -phying, -phied
2.  to undergo or cause to undergo this condition
 
hypertrophic
 
adj

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hypertrophy hy·per·tro·phy (hī-pûr'trə-fē)
n.
A nontumorous enlargement of an organ or a tissue as a result of an increase in the size rather than the number of constituent cells. v. hy·per·tro·phied, hy·per·tro·phy·ing, hy·per·tro·phies
To grow or cause to grow abnormally large.


hy'per·tro'phic (-trō'fĭk, -trŏf'ĭk) adj.
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