[in-groh-ing] /ˈɪnˌgroʊ ɪŋ/
into the flesh:
an ingrowing nail.
within or inward.
(esp of a toenail) growing abnormally into the flesh
growing within or into
ingrowing in·grow·ing (ĭn’grō’ĭng)
Growing inward or into a part of the body, especially into the flesh.
[in-grohn] /ˈɪnˌgroʊn/ adjective 1. having into the flesh: an ingrown toenail. 2. within or inward. /ˈɪnˌɡrəʊn; ɪnˈɡrəʊn/ adjective 1. (esp of a toenail) grown abnormally into the flesh; covered by adjacent tissues 2. grown within; native; innate 3. excessively concerned with oneself, one’s own particular group, etc 4. ingrained adj. 1660s, “native, innate,” from in […]
- Ingrown hair
ingrown hair n. A hair that grows at an abnormal angle and turns back into the skin, causing the formation of a pustule or papule.
- Ingrown nail
ingrown nail n. A toenail, one edge of which has grown abnormally into the nail fold. Also called ingrown toenail.
[in-grohth] /ˈɪnˌgroʊθ/ noun 1. inward. 2. something formed by inward. /ˈɪnˌɡrəʊθ/ noun 1. the act of growing inwards: the ingrowth of a toenail 2. something that grows inwards ingrowth in·growth (ĭn’grōth’) n. Something that grows inward or into a part of the body.