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.
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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.
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vicarious hypertrophy

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