Medical Dictionary

1hypertrophy

noun hy·per·tro·phy \hī-ˈpər-trə-fē\
plural hy·per·tro·phies

Medical Definition of HYPERTROPHY

:  excessive development of an organ or part; specifically :  increase in bulk (as by thickening of muscle fibers) without multiplication of parts <ventricular hypertrophy>
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