- abnormal enlargement of a part or organ; excessive growth.
- excessive growth or accumulation of any kind.
- to affect with or undergo hypertrophy.
Origin of hypertrophy
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Examples from the Web for hypertrophic
According to Clark, the “hypertrophic forms of masculinity” then prevalent favored “unyielding forcefulness” over “suppleness.”The Utterly Pointless First World War
Michael F. Bishop
May 22, 2013
This enlargement, of brief duration, must not be confounded with the hypertrophic sclerosis, another form of the malady.
Probably the most efficient topical application during the hypertrophic stage of cirrhosis is the official ung.
The differentiation of hypertrophic cirrhosis from occlusion of a slowly-forming character is by no means easy.
Apoplexy and palsy, in a scarcely credible number of cases, are directly dependent on hypertrophic enlargement of the heart.Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I
In many cases of hypertrophic rhinitis it is necessary to remove portions of redundant turbinal tissue.
- to undergo or cause to undergo this condition
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Word Origin and History for hypertrophic
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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.
- To grow or cause to grow abnormally large.
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