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hy·per·tro·phy

 (hī-pûr′trə-fē)
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.

hypertrophy

(haɪˈpɜːtrəfɪ)
n, pl -phies
(Pathology) enlargement of an organ or part resulting from an increase in the size of the cells. Compare atrophy, hyperplasia
vb, -phies, -phying or -phied
(Pathology) to undergo or cause to undergo this condition
hypertrophic adj

hy•per•tro•phy

(haɪˈpɜr trə fi)

n., pl. -phies, n.
1. abnormal enlargement of a part or organ due to an increase in the size of its cells; excessive growth.
2. excessive growth or accumulation of any kind.
v.t., v.i.
3. to affect with or undergo hypertrophy.
[1825–35]
hy•per•troph•ic (ˌhaɪ pərˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk) adj.

hypertrophy

excessive growth of one part of a plant to the disadvantage or detriment of the plant as a whole. See also body, human; size. — hypertrophic, hypertrophical, hypertrophous, adj.
See also: Plants
excessive growth of tissue or of an organ, independent of and out of proportion to the rest of the body. Cf. hypoplasia. — hypertrophic, hypertrophical, hypertrophous, adj.
See also: Body, Human
excessive growth of tissue or of an organ, independent of and out of proportion to the rest of the body. Cf. hypoplasia. See also plants. — hypertrophic, hypertrophical, adj. — hypertrophous, adj.
See also: Size

hypertrophy


Past participle: hypertrophied
Gerund: hypertrophying

Imperative
hypertrophy
hypertrophy
Present
I hypertrophy
you hypertrophy
he/she/it hypertrophies
we hypertrophy
you hypertrophy
they hypertrophy
Preterite
I hypertrophied
you hypertrophied
he/she/it hypertrophied
we hypertrophied
you hypertrophied
they hypertrophied
Present Continuous
I am hypertrophying
you are hypertrophying
he/she/it is hypertrophying
we are hypertrophying
you are hypertrophying
they are hypertrophying
Present Perfect
I have hypertrophied
you have hypertrophied
he/she/it has hypertrophied
we have hypertrophied
you have hypertrophied
they have hypertrophied
Past Continuous
I was hypertrophying
you were hypertrophying
he/she/it was hypertrophying
we were hypertrophying
you were hypertrophying
they were hypertrophying
Past Perfect
I had hypertrophied
you had hypertrophied
he/she/it had hypertrophied
we had hypertrophied
you had hypertrophied
they had hypertrophied
Future
I will hypertrophy
you will hypertrophy
he/she/it will hypertrophy
we will hypertrophy
you will hypertrophy
they will hypertrophy
Future Perfect
I will have hypertrophied
you will have hypertrophied
he/she/it will have hypertrophied
we will have hypertrophied
you will have hypertrophied
they will have hypertrophied
Future Continuous
I will be hypertrophying
you will be hypertrophying
he/she/it will be hypertrophying
we will be hypertrophying
you will be hypertrophying
they will be hypertrophying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hypertrophying
you have been hypertrophying
he/she/it has been hypertrophying
we have been hypertrophying
you have been hypertrophying
they have been hypertrophying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hypertrophying
you will have been hypertrophying
he/she/it will have been hypertrophying
we will have been hypertrophying
you will have been hypertrophying
they will have been hypertrophying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hypertrophying
you had been hypertrophying
he/she/it had been hypertrophying
we had been hypertrophying
you had been hypertrophying
they had been hypertrophying
Conditional
I would hypertrophy
you would hypertrophy
he/she/it would hypertrophy
we would hypertrophy
you would hypertrophy
they would hypertrophy
Past Conditional
I would have hypertrophied
you would have hypertrophied
he/she/it would have hypertrophied
we would have hypertrophied
you would have hypertrophied
they would have hypertrophied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypertrophy - abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ
dysplasia - abnormal development (of organs or cells) or an abnormal structure resulting from such growth
adenomegaly - gland enlargement
cor pulmonale - enlargement of the right ventricle of the heart due to disease of the lungs or of the pulmonary blood vessels
dactylomegaly - abnormally large fingers or toes
elephantiasis - hypertrophy of certain body parts (usually legs and scrotum); the end state of the disease filariasis
splenomegaly - an abnormal enlargement of the spleen
giantism, gigantism, overgrowth - excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland
acromegalia, acromegaly - 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)
Verb1.hypertrophy - undergo hypertrophy; "muscles can hypertrophy when people take steroids"
grow - become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
Translations

hypertrophy

[haɪˈpɜːtrəfɪ]
A. Nhipertrofía f
B. VIhipertrofiarse

hy·per·tro·phy

n. hipertrofia, desarrollo excesivo o agrandamiento anormal de un órgano o parte;
cardiac ______ cardíaca, corazón agrandado;
compensatory ______ compensatoria, como resultado de un defecto físico.

hypertrophy

n hipertrofia
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