ingrowth

[ in-grohth ]
/ ˈɪnˌgroʊθ /
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noun

growth inward.
something formed by growth inward.

Nearby words

  1. ingrid,
  2. ingrowing,
  3. ingrown,
  4. ingrown hair,
  5. ingrown nail,
  6. inguen,
  7. inguinal,
  8. inguinal canal,
  9. inguinal hernia,
  10. inguinal ligament

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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Medicine definitions for ingrowth

ingrowth

[ ĭngrōth′ ]

n.

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

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