false hypertrophy


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pseu·do·hy·per·tro·phy

(sū'dō-hī-pĕr'trŏ-fē),
Increase in size of an organ or a part, due not to increase in size or number of the specific functional elements but to that of some other tissue, fatty or fibrous.
Synonym(s): false hypertrophy
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false hypertrophy

Hypertrophy with degeneration of one constituent of an organ and its replacement by another.
See also: hypertrophy
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