Meaning of hypertrophy in English:


Pronunciation /hʌɪˈpəːtrəfi/

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mass nounPhysiology
  • The enlargement of an organ or tissue from the increase in size of its cells.

    ‘the hypertrophy of the muscle fibres’
    • ‘Many risk factors for coronary artery disease also are predictors of hypertension, left ventricular hypertrophy, and diabetes mellitus.’
    • ‘It leads to left ventricular hypertrophy and increased connective tissue content, both of which decrease cardiac compliance.’
    • ‘Cardiac hypertrophy - the enlargement of the heart muscle cells - can be fatal.’
    • ‘The antioxidative properties of statins also prevent the development of cardiac and smooth muscle cell hypertrophy.’
    • ‘There may be evidence of cardiac ischemia, ventricular hypertrophy, or pericardial disease.’


Mid 19th century from hyper-‘beyond, exceeding’ + Greek -trophia ‘nourishment’.