noun (hypertroph, ies, -)
verb (hypertroph, i, ed)
- (medicine) An increase in the size of an organ due to swelling of the individual cells
- (bodybuilding) Increase in muscle size through increased numbers of muscle fibers; a result of strict diet, weightlifting, and other exercise.
- (context, intransitive, of a tissue or organ): To increase in size
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