noun, plural hy·per·tro·phies.
verb (used with or without object), hy·per·tro·phied, hy·per·tro·phy·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM hypertrophyhy·per·troph·ic [hahy-per-trof-ik, -troh-fik], /ˌhaɪ pərˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk/, adjective
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How to use hypertrophy in a sentence
In the heart, it reversed age-induced cardiac hypertrophy (enlargement of the heart).
It is nearly always accompanied by a distinct hypertrophy of the thymus gland.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
But a prolonged use of the visual mechanism tends to hypertrophy—or atrophy, as the eyes of deep-sea fishes show.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
It is, however, when the major leaves that we understand the intense hypertrophy of life evoked by imminent death.Modernities|Horace Barnett Samuel
Fourthly, the rarest have been hypertrophy and hypertrophy with dilatation.Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it|Francis E. Anstie
Eczema verrucosum presents similar conditions, but, in addition, displays a tendency to papillary or wart-like hypertrophy.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin|Henry Weightman Stelwagon