having into the flesh:
an ingrown toenail.
within or inward.
(esp of a toenail) grown abnormally into the flesh; covered by adjacent tissues
grown within; native; innate
excessively concerned with oneself, one’s own particular group, etc
1660s, “native, innate,” from in + grown. Of nails, “that has grown into the flesh,” 1878.
ingrown in·grown (ĭn’grōn’)
Grown abnormally into the flesh.
- 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.
inguen in·guen (ĭng’gwěn’) n. pl. in·gui·na (ĭng’gwə-nə) See inguinal region.