hypertrophy hypertrophy  /ˈhaɪ pər ˌtroʊ fi/


  1. (n) abnormal enlargement of a body part or organ
  2. (v) undergo hypertrophy


  1. It has been well known that His Holiness, like very many elderly men of immaculate habits, suffers from prostatic hypertrophy.
  2. In rats prostatic hypertrophy can be produced by stimulating the pituitary gland to overactivity.
  3. The secret word must be hypertrophy, Which means exaggerated, abnormal, generally unhealthy development or growth, as of an organ or an enterprise.



  1. "There was nothing detected before and I had a well-muscled heart. But I was pleased to find out I did not have this condition (hypertrophy)," Thuram said.
    on Aug 1, 2008 By: Lilian Thuram Source: AFP

  2. "These are objective matters. I do not intend to profiteer in such influence, hypertrophy its meaning, but it will exist. It will also depend on what I will be engaged in, whether it will be pure political work or anything else," Mr Putin noted,...
    on Sep 21, 2007 By: Vladimir Putin Source: NewKerala.com

  3. "It's muscle memory," Keenan said. "There's some physiology involved in this. It's hypertrophy, training the muscles and the instincts. That's part of getting ready to prepare the athletes."
    on Sep 15, 2007 By: Mike Keenan Source: Canoe.ca

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