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hypertrophic

[ hahy-per-trof-ik, -troh-fik ]

adjective

  1. (especially of an organ or tissue) abnormally enlarged or overgrown:

    The doctor’s examination revealed hypertrophic tonsils.

    Communities of zooplankton can reach enormous densities in these naturally hypertrophic habitats, and they represent an important food resource for migratory birds.



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  • pseu·do·hy·per·troph·ic adjective

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Example Sentences

According to Clark, the “hypertrophic forms of masculinity” then prevalent favored “unyielding forcefulness” over “suppleness.”

It resembles hypertrophic scar; but this latter, which is essentially keloidal, never extends beyond the line of injury.

In many cases of hypertrophic rhinitis it is necessary to remove portions of redundant turbinal tissue.

The steps have to be varied according to the degree and extent of the hypertrophic tissue requiring removal.

In progressive muscular atrophy and advanced pseudo-hypertrophic muscular paralysis a waddling or rolling gait is seen.

In the base are found hypertrophic papillæ and some bloodvessels.

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