adaptive hypertrophy

n.

Hypertrophic enlargement in response to a condition, such as the thickening of the walls of a hollow organ when there is obstruction to outflow.

Nearby words

  1. attender,
  2. attending,
  3. attent,
  4. attention,
  5. attention deficit disorder,
  6. attention line,
  7. attention span,
  8. attention-getting,
  9. attentive,
  10. attentively


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