hypertrophy defined in 1951 yearhypertrophy - hypertrophy;
hypertrophy - (1) Increase in size of tissue or organ by increase in size of individual elements (cells or collagen fibres) without increase of their numbers (Compare with: Hyperplasia), e.g. in exercised muscle; uterine muscle during later part of pregnancy; in plants, as response to certain parasites. (2) Sometimes, increase in size of tissue or organ, mechanism unspecified, but often hyperplasia. See also: Compensatory Hypertrophy.
near hypertrophy in Knolik
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