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  • noun Plural form of hypertrophy.

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Examples

  • There it binds with the glandular tissue under the nipple, which hypertrophies.

    Gladiator

  • There it binds with the glandular tissue under the nipple, which hypertrophies.

    Gladiator

  • And so the desperate fight of an essentially nineteenth-century pattern of police organization, under-financed, inadequately equipped, divided up, controlled by small-scale, antiquated national or parochial authorities, in many cases rotten with corruption, against the monstrous forces of disorganization released by the irregular hypertrophies to social development was added to the other conflicts of that distressful age.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • The lesson of the mental discords and tragic disproportions in the headlong development of the first Russian Five Year Plan — disproportions as monstrous and distressful as the hypertrophies and atrophies of the planless “Capitalist System” of the nineteenth century — had been marked and learnt.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • And speaking of testicles, which I too often am, how about the fact that the urethra passes through the donut-shaped prostate gland, which very often hypertrophies with age and thus pinches of the flow of urine like Jeebus-beer-gut guy standing on a garden hose?

    Don Wise and Incompetent Design - The Panda's Thumb

  • This is brought about in the following manner: The axis-cylinder of the nerve, still in connection with the spinal cord, swells somewhat, and hypertrophies.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • It is obvious that abnormal unions or disunions, suppressions, hypertrophies, &c., are very liable to bring about or to be accompanied with changes in the position, either of the parts directly affected or of adjoining organs.

    Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants

  • The Chief appointed two young girls to care for me, and though they were not startling from any point of view, especially when remembering their labial ornaments and their early developed abdominal hypertrophies, they were as kind as any one could have been, watching me when I tried to walk and supporting me when I became too weak.

    In the Amazon Jungle Adventures in Remote Parts of the Upper Amazon River, Including a Sojourn Among Cannibal Indians

  • Drawn from a case of postdiphtheric subglottic stenosis cured by the author's method of direct galvanocauterization of the hypertrophies.

    Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery

  • A, Immediately after removal of the intubation tube; hypertrophies like turbinals are seen projecting into the subglottic lumen.

    Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery

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