noun, plural hy·per·tro·phies.
abnormal enlargement of a part or organ; excessive growth.
excessive growth or accumulation of any kind.
verb (used with or without object), hy·per·tro·phied, hy·per·tro·phy·ing.
to affect with or undergo hypertrophy.
Related formshy·per·troph·ic [hahy-per-trof-ik, -troh-fik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk/, adjectivepseu·do·hy·per·troph·ic, adjective
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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.
In many cases of hypertrophic rhinitis it is necessary to remove portions of redundant turbinal tissue.
British Dictionary definitions for hypertrophic
noun plural -phies
enlargement of an organ or part resulting from an increase in the size of the cellsCompare atrophy, hyperplasia
verb -phies, -phying or -phied
Derived Formshypertrophic (ˌhaɪpəˈtrɒfɪk), adjective
to undergo or cause to undergo this condition
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Word Origin and History for hypertrophic
1821, from hyper- + Greek -trophe "nourishment" (see -trophy). Related: 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.
Related formshy′per•tro′phic (-trō′fĭk, -trŏf′ĭk) adj.
To grow or cause to grow abnormally large.
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