ingrowth

[ in-grohth ]
/ ˈɪnˌgroʊθ /

noun

growth inward.
something formed by growth inward.

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Origin of ingrowth

First recorded in 1865–70; in-1 + growth
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British Dictionary definitions for ingrowth

ingrowth
/ (ˈɪnˌɡrəʊθ) /

noun

the act of growing inwardsthe ingrowth of a toenail
something that grows inwards
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Medical definitions for ingrowth

ingrowth
[ ĭngrōth′ ]

n.

Something that grows inward or into a part of the body.
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