Hypertrophy meaning

hī-pûrtrə-fē
To grow or cause to grow abnormally large.
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A considerable increase in the size of an organ or tissue, caused by enlargement of its cellular components.
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To grow or cause to grow abnormally large.
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To undergo or cause to undergo hypertrophy.
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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.

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(countable, medicine) An increase in the size of an organ due to swelling of the individual cells.
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(uncountable, bodybuilding) Increase in muscle size through increased size of individual muscle cells; a result of weightlifting, and other exercise. It differs from muscle hyperplasia, which is the formation of new muscle cells.
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(intransitive, of a tissue or organ): To increase in size.
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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.

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Origin of hypertrophy

  • From hyper- +‎ -trophy.

    From Wiktionary