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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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n, pl -phies
vb, -phies, -phying or -phied
(Pathology) to undergo or cause to undergo this condition
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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.
hy•per•troph•ic (ˌhaɪ pərˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk) adj.
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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
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Past participle: hypertrophied
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|Noun||1.||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
|Verb||1.||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"
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A. N → hipertrofía f
B. VI → hipertrofiarse
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n. hipertrofia, desarrollo excesivo o agrandamiento anormal de un órgano o parte;
cardiac ___ → ___ cardíaca, corazón agrandado;
compensatory ___ → ___ compensatoria, como resultado de un defecto físico.
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