[ in-groh-ing ]
/ ˈɪnˌgroʊ ɪŋ /


growing into the flesh: an ingrowing nail.
growing within or inward.


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Origin of ingrowing

First recorded in 1865–70; in-1 + growing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for ingrowing

/ (ˈɪnˌɡrəʊɪŋ) /


(esp of a toenail) growing abnormally into the flesh
growing within or into
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Medical definitions for ingrowing

[ ĭngrō′ĭng ]


Growing inward or into a part of the body, especially into the flesh.
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