Part of speech: noun

Undue or excessive growth.

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Usage examples "hypertrophy":

  1. Unless associated with congenital hypertrophy, no treatment is called for. - "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
  2. Irritation and hypertrophy of cells, however, may be induced by parasites which never bring their protoplasm into direct contact with that of the host. - "Disease in Plants", H. Marshall Ward.
  3. No reason can be assigned why one lobe should be more prone to hypertrophy than the other, even supposing it to be matter of fact, which it is not. - "Surgical Anatomy", Joseph Maclise.