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n. pl. hy·per·tro·phies
A nontumorous enlargement of an organ or a tissue as a result of an increase in the size rather than the number of constituent cells: muscle hypertrophy.
intr. & tr.v. hy·per·tro·phied, hy·per·tro·phy·ing, hy·per·tro·phies
To grow or cause to grow abnormally large.

hy′per·tro′phic (-trō′fĭk, -trŏf′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.hypertrophied - (of an organ or body part) excessively enlarged as a result of increased size in the constituent cells; "hypertrophied myocardial fibers"
atrophied, diminished, wasted - (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use; "partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm"
References in classic literature ?
Some I recognized as a kind of hypertrophied raspberry and orange, but for the most part they were strange.
The intraoperative material obtained from the hypertrophied gingiva revealed a polypoid hypertrophy of the abundant connective stroma with multiple partially dilated lymphatic vessels, nonspecific inflammatory infiltrates and focal mucosal ulceration.
Additional analysis of hypertrophied mouse and human heart tissue also detected elevated levels of CIB1 in the sarcolemma, the thin plasma membrane surrounding heart muscle fiber that is important to receiving and serving as a conductor of stimuli.
Moreover, the submandibular gland on the opposite side may become hypertrophied as a means of compensating for the aplastic submandibular gland?
It is able to selectively detach hypertrophied adipocytes without destroying them.
His valves and coronary arteries were normal, and his left ventricular wall was hypertrophied and the cavity dilated.
Other voltage-based criteria have emerged, including the Cornell voltage (12), based on findings on how the hypertrophied heart electrically orientates, which adds the amplitude of R wave in aVL to the S wave in V3.