ingrowth

noun

in·​growth ˈin-ˌgrōth How to pronounce ingrowth (audio)
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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Word History

First Known Use

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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Cite this Entry

“Ingrowth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ingrowth. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

ingrowth

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