compensatory hypertrophy n.
Increase in size of an organ or tissue when called upon to do additional work or to perform the work of destroyed tissue or of a paired organ.
- Compensatory pause
compensatory pause n. A pause in the heartbeat following an extrasystole that is long enough to compensate for the prematurity of the extrasystole.
noun, Historical Linguistics. 1. the lengthening of a vowel when a following consonant is weakened or lost, as the change from Old English niht [nikht] /nɪxt/ (Show IPA) to night [nahyt] /naɪt/ (Show IPA) with loss of [kh] /x/ (Show IPA) and lengthening of [i] /ɪ/ (Show IPA) to a vowel that eventually became [ahy] […]
- Compensatory polycythemia
compensatory polycythemia n. Polycythemia resulting from anoxia, as in congenital heart disease, pulmonary emphysema, or prolonged residence at a high altitude.
[komp] /kɒmp/ Informal. noun 1. a ticket, book, service, etc., provided free of charge to specially chosen recipients. adjective 2. ; free of charge: I received a comp copy of her book. verb (used with object) 3. to provide with a comp: Some casinos comped the biggest spenders, providing rooms and meals on the house. […]