compensatory hypertrophy(redirected from complementary hypertrophy)
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compensatory hypertrophy[kəm′pen·sə‚tȯr·ē hī′pər·trə·fē]
An increase in the size of an organ following injury or removal of the opposite paired organ or of part of the same organ.
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