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Hypertrophy results from an increase in cell size, whereas hyperplasia stems from an increase in cell number

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From French hypertrophie, from Ancient Greek ὑπέρ (hupér, over, excessive) + τροφή (trophḗ, nourishment).

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hypertrophy (countable and uncountable, plural hypertrophies)

  1. (countable, medicine) An increase in the size of an organ due to swelling of the individual cells.
  2. (uncountable, bodybuilding) Increase in muscle size through increased size of individual muscle cells; a result of weightlifting, and other exercise. It differs from muscle hyperplasia, which is the formation of new muscle cells.

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hypertrophy (third-person singular simple present hypertrophies, present participle hypertrophying, simple past and past participle hypertrophied)

  1. (intransitive, of a tissue or organ): To increase in size.

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