hypertrophy

Definitions of hypertrophy
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n abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ

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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)
elephantiasis neuromatosa
hypertrophy of a limb
chyloderma, elephantiasis scroti
swelling of the scrotum resulting from chronic lymphatic obstruction
nevoid elephantiasis, pachyderma
thickening of the skin (usually unilateral on an extremity) caused by congenital enlargement of lymph vessel and lymph vessel obstruction
Type of:
dysplasia
abnormal development (of organs or cells) or an abnormal structure resulting from such growth

v undergo hypertrophy

“muscles can hypertrophy when people take steroids”
Type of:
grow
become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

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