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hypertrophy

[ hahy-pur-truh-fee ]
/ ha瑟藞p蓽r tr蓹 fi /
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noun, plural hy路per路tro路phies.
abnormal enlargement of a part or organ; excessive growth.Compare gigantism (def. 1).
excessive growth or accumulation of any kind.
verb (used with or without object), hy路per路tro路phied, hy路per路tro路phy路ing.
to affect with or undergo hypertrophy.
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Origin of hypertrophy

First recorded in 1825鈥35; hyper- + -trophy

OTHER WORDS FROM hypertrophy

hy路per路troph路ic [hahy-per-trof-ik, -troh-fik], /藢ha瑟 p蓹r藞tr蓲f 瑟k, -藞tro蕣 f瑟k/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypertrophy

hypertrophy
/ (ha瑟藞p蓽藧tr蓹f瑟) /

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
to undergo or cause to undergo this condition

Derived forms of hypertrophy

hypertrophic (藢ha瑟p蓹藞tr蓲f瑟k), adjective
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Medical definitions for hypertrophy

hypertrophy
[ h墨-p没rtr蓹-f膿 ]

n.
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.
v.
To grow or cause to grow abnormally large.

Other words from hypertrophy

hy鈥瞤er鈥rophic (-tr艒f沫k, -tr艔f沫k) adj.
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