hypertrophy (adjective, hypertrophied, hypertrophic): over-development in size of an organ or of its constituent cells; synonym, hyperplasia; antonym, atrophy.

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Hy*per"tro*phy (?), n. [Gr. 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.


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