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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ v. - Undergo an enlargement of an organ.

Usage examples (36)
  • Muscles can hypertrophy when people take steroids
  • We have what the anthropologist Pascal Boyer has called a hypertrophy of social cognition.
  • The first is a healthy tracing, and the second indicates enlargement, technically called hypertrophy, of the heart
  • In mice with RGS2, by contrast, the dangerous muscle expansion, known as hypertrophy, was delayed, growing only 30 percent, and no mice died. for more
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