[hahy-pur-truh-fee] /haɪˈpɜr trə fi/
noun, plural hypertrophies.
abnormal enlargement of a part or organ; excessive growth.
excessive growth or accumulation of any kind.
verb (used with or without object), hypertrophied, hypertrophying.
to affect with or undergo hypertrophy.
noun (pl) -phies
enlargement of an organ or part resulting from an increase in the size of the cells Compare atrophy, hyperplasia
verb -phies, -phying, -phied
to undergo or cause to undergo this condition
1821, from hyper- + Greek -trophe “nourishment” (see -trophy). Related: Hypertrophic.
hypertrophy hy·per·tro·phy (hī-pûr’trə-fē)
A nontumorous enlargement of an organ or a tissue as a result of an increase in the size rather than the number of constituent cells. v. hy·per·tro·phied, hy·per·tro·phy·ing, hy·per·tro·phies
To grow or cause to grow abnormally large.
hy’per·tro’phic (-trō’fĭk, -trŏf’ĭk) adj.
[hahy-per-ur-buh-niz-uh m] /ˌhaɪ pərˈɜr bəˌnɪz əm/ noun, Linguistics. 1. a pronunciation or grammatical form or usage produced by a speaker of one dialect according to an analogical rule formed by comparison of the speaker’s own usage with that of another, more prestigious, dialect and often applied in an inappropriate context, especially in an effort to […]
hypertropia hy·per·tro·pi·a (hī’pər-trō’pē-ə) n. Upward deviation of the visual axis of one eye.
hypervalinemia hy·per·val·i·ne·mi·a (hī’pər-vāl’ə-nē’mē-ə, -vā’lə-) n. An abnormally high concentration of valine in the blood, as in maple syrup urine disease.
[hahy-per-yoo r-uh-see-mee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pərˌyʊər əˈsi mi ə/ noun, Pathology. 1. an excess of uric acid in the blood, often producing gout. hyperuricemia hy·per·u·ri·ce·mi·a (hī’pər-yur’ĭ-sē’mē-ə) n. An unusually high concentration of uric acid in the blood. hy’per·u’ri·ce’mic adj.