ingrowth

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noun in·growth \ ˈin-ˌgrōth \

Definition of ingrowth

1 :a growing inward (as to fill a void)
2 :something that grows in or into a space

First Known Use of ingrowth

1870


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ingrowth

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noun in·growth \ ˈin-ˌgrōth \

medical Definition of ingrowth

1 :a growing inward (as to fill a void)
  • ingrowth of cells
2 :something that grows in or into a space
  • lymphoid ingrowths

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