Ingrown



[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 + grown. Of nails, “that has grown into the flesh,” 1878.

ingrown in·grown (ĭn’grōn’)
adj.
Grown abnormally into the flesh.

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