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hypertrophic

[ hahy-per-trof-ik, -troh-fik ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk /
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adjective

(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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Origin of hypertrophic

OTHER WORDS FROM hypertrophic

pseu·do·hy·per·troph·ic, adjective
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