complementary hypertrophy


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com·ple·men·ta·ry hy·per·tro·phy

increase in size or expansion of part of an organ or tissue to fill the space left by the destruction of another portion of the same organ or tissue.

com·pen·sa·to·ry hy·per·tro·phy

(kŏm-pen'să-tōr-ē hī-pĕr'trŏ-fē)
Increase in size of an organ or part of an organ or tissue, when called on to do additional work or perform the work of destroyed tissue or of a paired organ.
Synonym(s): complementary hypertrophy.
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