vicarious hypertrophy


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vi·car·i·ous hy·per·tro·phy

hypertrophy of an organ following failure of another organ because of a functional relationship between them; for example, enlargement of the pituitary gland, after destruction of the thyroid.

vi·car·i·ous hy·per·tro·phy

(vī-kar'ē-ŭs hī-pĕr'trō-fē)
Enlargement of an organ following failure of another organ because of a functional relationship between them, e.g., enlargement of the pituitary gland, after destruction of the thyroid.

vicarious hypertrophy

Hypertrophy of an organ when another organ of allied function is disabled or destroyed.
See also: hypertrophy
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