ingrown

[ in-grohn ]
/ ˈɪnˌgroʊn /
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adjective

having grown into the flesh: an ingrown toenail.
grown within or inward.

Nearby words

  1. ingression,
  2. ingressive,
  3. ingressively,
  4. ingrid,
  5. ingrowing,
  6. ingrown hair,
  7. ingrown nail,
  8. ingrowth,
  9. inguen,
  10. inguinal

Origin of ingrown

First recorded in 1660–70; in-1 + grown

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British Dictionary definitions for ingrown

ingrown

/ (ˈɪnˌɡrəʊn, ɪnˈɡrəʊn) /

adjective

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

ingrown

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for ingrown

ingrown

[ ĭngrōn′ ]

adj.

Grown abnormally into the flesh.

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