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ingrown

[in-grohn] /ˈɪnˌgroʊn/
adjective
1.
having grown into the flesh:
an ingrown toenail.
2.
grown within or inward.
Origin of ingrown
1660-1670
1660-70; in-1 + grown
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ingrown

/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
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Word Origin and History for ingrown
adj.

1660s, "native, innate," from in + grown. Of nails, "that has grown into the flesh," 1878.

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ingrown in Medicine

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

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