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.
Origin of hypertrophy
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noun plural -phies
verb -phies, -phying or -phied
to undergo or cause to undergo this condition
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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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