- 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 hypertrophied
The villi are hypertrophied, looking often like minute polypi.
Pathologically the heart is large, at times true cor bovinum, dilated and hypertrophied.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
Louis Marshall Warfield
In addition to swollen and hypertrophied follicles there may be some evidence of ulcerative destruction of these follicles.
As a rule, in cases of pyloric stenosis the muscular coat of the stomach is hypertrophied.
The muscularis mucos is hypertrophied, and is evident to the naked eye as a grayish band.
- to undergo or cause to undergo this condition
Word Origin and History for hypertrophied
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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