ingrown


in·grown

adjective \-ˌgrōn\

: having a tip or edge that has grown back into the flesh

Full Definition of INGROWN

1
:  grown in; specifically :  having the free tip or edge embedded in the flesh <an ingrown toenail>
2
:  having the direction of growth or activity or interest inward rather than outward <swarms of ingrown, infighting bureaucracies — H. R. Cilley>
in·grown·ness \(ˌ)in-ˈgrōn-nəs\ noun

First Known Use of INGROWN

1670

Rhymes with INGROWN

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in·grown

adjective \ˈin-ˌgrōn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INGROWN

: grown in; specifically : having the normally free tip or edge embedded in the flesh <an ingrown toenail>

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