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Hypertrophy
Definition:
An increase in the size of a cell such as muscle. It is generally brought about through the addition of cellular components.

It also refers to an enlargement of an organ or body part due to an increase in the size of the cells within the organ or body part.

Related glossary terms/phrases:
Hyperplasia






Posted: Saturday, March 1, 2014
Last updated: Saturday, January 24, 2015