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Meaning of HYPERTROPHY

Pronunciation:  hI'purtrufee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ
  2. [v]  undergo hypertrophy, as of muscles
 

HYPERTROPHY is a 11 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: acromegalia, acromegaly, adenomegaly, cor pulmonale, dactylomegaly, dysplasia, elephantiasis, giantism, gigantism, grow, overgrowth, splenomegaly

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hy*per"tro*phy\, n. [Gr. "ype`r over, beyond + ?
nourishment, fr. ? to nourish: cf. F. hypertrophie.] (Med. &
Biol.)
A condition of overgrowth or excessive development of an
organ or part; -- the opposite of {atrophy}.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: an increase in the size of tissue
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Excessive growth due to an increase in cell size.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: growth by virtue of an increase in the size of cells.
 
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