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hypertrophy

[hahy-pur-truh-fee] /haɪˈpɜr trə fi/
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
1825-1835
1825-35; hyper- + -trophy
Related forms
hypertrophic
[hahy-per-trof-ik, -troh-fik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
pseudohypertrophic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypertrophic

hypertrophy

/haɪˈpɜːtrəfɪ/
noun (pl) -phies
1.
enlargement of an organ or part resulting from an increase in the size of the cells Compare atrophy, hyperplasia
verb -phies, -phying, -phied
2.
to undergo or cause to undergo this condition
Derived Forms
hypertrophic (ˌhaɪpəˈtrɒfɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for hypertrophic

hypertrophy

n.

1821, from hyper- + Greek -trophe "nourishment" (see -trophy). Related: Hypertrophic.

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hypertrophic in Medicine

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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