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Meaning of hypertrophy

hy•per•tro•phy

Pronunciation: (hī-pûr'tru-fē), [key]
— n., pl. v., -phies, -phied, -phy•ing.
—n.
  1. abnormal enlargement of a part or organ; excessive growth.
  2. excessive growth or accumulation of any kind.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to affect with or undergo hypertrophy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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