ingrowth

noun
in·​growth | \ ˈin-ˌgrōth How to pronounce ingrowth (audio) \

Definition of ingrowth

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

Examples of ingrowth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To test that idea out, the duo spent months digging on Putz’s property, trying to locate gopher tunnels and measure the ingrowth of roots. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 11 July 2022

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First Known Use of ingrowth

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ingrowth was in 1870

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16 Jul 2022

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“Ingrowth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ingrowth. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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ingrowth

noun
in·​growth | \ ˈin-ˌgrōth How to pronounce ingrowth (audio) \

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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