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ingrown

[in-grohn]
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adjective
  1. having grown into the flesh: an ingrown toenail.
  2. grown within or inward.
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Origin of ingrown

First recorded in 1660–70; in-1 + grown
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British Dictionary definitions for ingrown

ingrown

adjective
  1. (esp of a toenail) grown abnormally into the flesh; covered by adjacent tissues
  2. grown within; native; innate
  3. excessively concerned with oneself, one's own particular group, etc
  4. ingrained
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Word Origin and History for ingrown

adj.

1660s, "native, innate," from in + grown. Of nails, "that has grown into the flesh," 1878.

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ingrown in Medicine

ingrown

(ĭngrōn′)
adj.
  1. Grown abnormally into the flesh.
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