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Definition 1: abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ - [noun denoting state]

(hypertrophy is a kind of ...) abnormal development (of organs or cells) or an abnormal structure resulting from such growth

(... is a kind of hypertrophy ) gland enlargement

(... is a kind of hypertrophy ) enlargement of the right ventricle of the heart due to disease of the lungs or of the pulmonary blood vessels

(... is a kind of hypertrophy ) abnormally large fingers or toes

(... is a kind of hypertrophy ) hypertrophy of certain body parts (usually legs and scrotum); the end state of the disease filariasis

(... is a kind of hypertrophy ) an abnormal enlargement of the spleen

(... is a kind of hypertrophy ) excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland

(... is a kind of hypertrophy ) enlargement of bones of hands and feet and face; often accompanied by headache and muscle pain and emotional disturbances; caused by overproduction of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland (due to a tumor)

Definition 2: undergo hypertrophy - [verb of body]

Samples where hypertrophy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • muscles can hypertrophy when people take steroids

(hypertrophy is a kind of ...) become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

"The problem grew too large for me" "Her business grew fast"

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