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auxesis

 [awk-se´sis]
increase in size of an organism, especially that due to growth of its individual cells rather than increase in their number. adj., adj auxet´ic.
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aux·e·sis

(awk-sē'sis),
Increase in size, especially as in hypertrophy.
[G. increase]
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auxesis

(ôg-zē′sĭs, ôk-sē′-)
n.
Growth resulting from increase in cell size without cell division.

aux·et′ic (ôg-zĕt′ĭk) adj.
aux·et′i·cal·ly adv.
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auxesis

A near-extinct, nonspecific term for an increase in:
(1) Size of a cell, tissue or organ—i.e., hypertrophy; 
(2) Numbers of cells—i.e., hyperplasia.
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aux·e·sis

(awk-sē'sis)
Increase in size, especially as in hypertrophy.
[G. increase]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012