vicarious hypertrophy

n.

Hypertropy of an organ following failure of another organ to which it is functionally related.

Nearby words

  1. vicariance,
  2. vicariant,
  3. vicariate,
  4. vicariate apostolic,
  5. vicarious,
  6. vicarious menstruation,
  7. vicariously,
  8. vicarly,
  9. vice,
  10. vice admiral


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