ingrowing

[ in-groh-ing ]
/ ˈɪnˌgroʊ ɪŋ /
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adjective

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

Origin of ingrowing

First recorded in 1865–70; in-1 + growing
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British Dictionary definitions for ingrowing

ingrowing

/ (ˈɪnˌɡrəʊɪŋ) /

adjective

(esp of a toenail) growing abnormally into the flesh
growing within or into

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Medicine definitions for ingrowing

ingrowing

[ ĭngrō′ĭng ]

adj.

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

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