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ingrowth

[ in-grohth ]

noun

  1. growth inward.
  2. something formed by growth inward.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of ingrowth1

First recorded in 1865–70; in- 1 + growth

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Example Sentences

It begins to form early in the embryo life as an epithelial ingrowth from the throat, and extends from the neck into the chest.

In Osseous Fish there appears to be no doubt that the floor is largely formed by an ingrowth of this kind.

The same ingrowth causes the obliteration of the segmentation cavity.

In these instances there is no commencement of an ingrowth in the manner supposed for meroblastic ova.

But even in stage B there are beginnings of a cellular ventral wall derived from an ingrowth of cells from the two sides.

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