[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.


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