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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hypertrophy  \Hy*per"tro*phy\,  n.  [Gr.  "ype`r  over  beyond  +  ? 
  nourishment,  fr  ?  to  nourish:  cf  F.  hypertrophie.]  (Med.  & 
  Biol.) 
  A  condition  of  overgrowth  or  excessive  development  of  an 
  organ  or  part  --  the  opposite  of  {atrophy}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hypertrophy 
  n  :  abnormal  enlargement  of  a  body  part  or  organ 
  v  :  undergo  hypertrophy,  as  of  muscles 




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