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hypertrophy

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noun hy·per·tro·phy \hī-ˈpər-trə-fē\

Definition of hypertrophy

plural hy·per·tro·phies

  1. 1 :  excessive development of an organ or part; specifically :  increase in bulk (as by thickening of muscle fibers) without multiplication of parts

  2. 2 :  exaggerated growth or complexity

hy·per·tro·phic play \ˌhī-pər-ˈtrō-fik\ adjective


Origin of hypertrophy

probably from New Latin hypertrophia, from hyper- + -trophia -trophy


First Known Use: 1834


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hypertrophy

verb hy·per·tro·phy

Definition of hypertrophy

hypertrophiedhypertrophy·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to undergo hypertrophy



1883

First Known Use of hypertrophy

1883


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