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compensatory hypertrophy

compensatory hypertrophy in Medicine

compensatory hypertrophy n.
Increase in size of an organ or tissue when called upon to do additional work or to perform the work of destroyed tissue or of a paired organ.

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  • This is to be looked upon rather as a compensatory hypertrophy of the superficial vessels than as a true varix.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

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