- hypertrophy [hi-per´tro-fe] increase in volume of a tissue or organ produced entirely by enlargement of existing cells. See also hyperplasia and proliferation. adj., adj hypertro´phic. asymmetrical septal hypertrophy 1. hypertrophic ...
- ...part of a given tissue or organ is removed, no attempt is made to regenerate the lost structures. Instead, that which remains behind grows larger. Like regeneration, this phenomenon—known as compensatory hypertrophy —can ...
- compensatory hypertrophy