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.
inguen in·guen (ĭng’gwěn’) n. pl. in·gui·na (ĭng’gwə-nə) See inguinal region.
[ing-gwuh-nl] /ˈɪŋ gwə nl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or situated in the groin. /ˈɪŋɡwɪnəl/ adjective 1. (anatomy) of or relating to the groin adj. 1680s, from Latin inguinalis “of the groin,” from inguen (genitive inguinis) “groin,” from PIE *engw- “groin, internal organ” (cf. Greek aden “gland”). inguinal in·gui·nal (ĭng’gwə-nəl) adj.