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ingrown

[in-grohn] /ˈɪnˌgroʊn/
adjective
1.
having grown into the flesh:
an ingrown toenail.
2.
grown within or inward.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; in-1 + grown
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  • Heck, it isn't even ingrown toenails and sinus infections.
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  • My podiatrist told me that my shoes have nothing to do with the ingrown.
  • To treat your ingrown hairs, crush two tablets into a fine powder and add a couple of drops of water to create a thick paste.
  • To relieve pain from ingrown toenails, try wearing sandals or open-toed shoes.
  • Viral warts may cause a change in the shape of the nail or ingrown skin under the nail.
  • Cut the nail straight across, because curved nails are more likely to become ingrown.
  • If an ingrown nail is left untreated, there exists a high risk of dangerous infection.
British Dictionary definitions for ingrown

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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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