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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hypertrophy undergo hypertrophy "muscles can hypertrophy when people take steroids"
    • n hypertrophy abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hypertrophy (Med. & Biol) A condition of overgrowth or excessive development of an organ or part; -- the opposite of atrophy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hypertrophy In pathology, an enlargement of a part of the body from excessive growth or multiplication of its elements; specifically, an enlargement due to growth of the individual elements, as distinguished from hyperplasia, where there is a multiplication of the cellular elements.
    • n hypertrophy Figuratively, excessive growth or accumulation of any kind.
    • n hypertrophy In botany, a general term for all cases of excessive growth and increased size in the organs of plants, whether the increase is general or in a single direction. It includes enlargements, or swollen and thickened conditions, which usually result from a disproportionate formation of the cellular tissue as contrasted with the woody framework of the plant, as in the rootstocks of the cultivated carrots, turnips, etc.; elongations, as of roots searching for water; and enation, or excessive development, consisting in the formation of supplementary lobes or excrescences from various organs.
    • hypertrophy To become hypertrophous or enlarged from excessive nutrition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hypertrophy hī-per′tro-fi over-nourishment: the state of an organ or part of the body when it grows too large from over-nourishment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. "ype`r over, beyond + nourishment, fr. to nourish: cf. F. hypertrophie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hyper, above, trophē, nourishment.


In literature:

Now I am defunct, the wall of the heart hypertrophied.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
The signs of cardiac hypertrophy were more distinct.
"Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, Complete" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
These hypertrophied portions are also removed, and every particle of the dust-like detritus cleaned away.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
Hearty food produces inflammatory diseases and a general condition of hypertrophy.
"Sevenoaks" by J. G. Holland
Hypertrophy of the heart.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
This is to be looked upon rather as a compensatory hypertrophy of the superficial vessels than as a true varix.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Many cases are associated with hypertrophy, or enlargement, of the tonsils.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
No atrophies or hypertrophies noted.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
In the second period, but not in the first, increased use leads to hypertrophy of the functional structure, disuse to atrophy.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
Germany has shown us the effects of rationalism, some would say a morbid and hypertrophied reason.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
She called it taking "her exercise," in the same way as she spoke of "my hypertrophy.
"The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893
Hypertrophied: abnormally large or excessively developed.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The prepuce is liable to indurations and hypertrophy.
"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by Peter Charles Remondino
Hypertrophied pedicels of ash 421 203, 204.
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
Plethora and hypertrophy of the heart predispose to it.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Nay, it is still a question whether a talent for chess is not a sort of disease, a hypertrophy of the power of conbination.
"The Children of the World" by Paul Heyse
Hypertrophy of the turbinate bones, septum, and mucous membrane, as it occurs among degenerates, appears in Fig.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
These are really hypertrophied calami.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
When fusion of the lips took place the normal lip united with the rim of the protruding hypertrophied lip.
"The Biological Problem of To-day" by Oscar Hertwig
Fourthly, the rarest have been hypertrophy and hypertrophy with dilatation.
"Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it" by Francis E. Anstie

In news:

Microdebrider-assisted versus laser-assisted turbinate reduction: Comparison of improvement in nasal airway according to type of turbinate hypertrophy.
Endoscopic view of compensatory hypertrophy of the middle turbinate.
Non- Hodgkin lymphoma presenting as bilateral tonsillar hypertrophy: Case report.
To study levels of microalbuminuria associated with increased risk for heart attacks and strokes in patients with hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy.
The patients were subclassified into mucosal (n = 14) and bone (n = 23) hypertrophy groups.
In the MATR group, the visual analogue scale and endoscopic score improved regardless of type of hypertrophy .
However, in the LATR group, these measurements improved only in cases with mucosal hypertrophy .
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma presenting as bilateral tonsillar hypertrophy : Case report.
Muscle hypertrophy, or muscle cell enlargement, is a topic of great debate and interest in all fields of health, fitness and sports.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma presenting as bilateral tonsillar hypertrophy: Case report.
Endoscopic view of compensatory hypertrophy of the middle turbinate .
A new study has shown that teenagers who are obese and overweight may develop left ventricular hypertrophy and impaired performance of the left ventricle.
As men age, the prostate tends to enlarge, a condition called benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH).
Proscar is the first of a new class of drugs to combat enlargement of the prostate, a condition known as benign prostatic hypertrophy.