ingrown

[ in-grohn ]
/ ˈɪnˌgroʊn /

adjective

having grown into the flesh: an ingrown toenail.
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
/ (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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Medical definitions for ingrown

ingrown
[ ĭngrōn′ ]

adj.

Grown abnormally into the flesh.
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