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hypertrophy

hy·per·tro·phy

hypertrophy

 
pronunciation:
haI puhr tr fi
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: hypertrophies
definition: an abnormal growth or enlargement of some body part, esp. such growth because of enlargement rather than proliferation of cells.
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: hypertrophied, hypertrophies, hypertrophying
definition: to enlarge abnormally.
derivation: hypertrophic (adj.)
Word Parts
The word hypertrophy contains the following parts:
troph, tropho, -trophy Greek root that means nourishment