ingrowth

[in-grohth]
noun
1.
growth inward.
2.
something formed by growth inward.

Origin:
1865–70; in-1 + growth

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ingrowth (ˈɪnˌɡrəʊθ)
 
n
1.  the act of growing inwards: the ingrowth of a toenail
2.  something that grows inwards

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ingrowth in·growth (ĭn'grōth')
n.
Something that grows inward or into a part of the body.

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We investigated the field utility of a root-ingrowth sampling technique for measuring root production.
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