Ingrown toenail
Ingrown In"grown`, a. Having grown or appearing to grow into some other substance, especially a fingernail or toenail growing into the adjacent flesh. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Ingrown toenail}, a toenail whose edges have becoming imbedded in the adjacent flesh. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • ingrown toenail — noun toenail having its free tip or edges embedded in the surrounding flesh • Syn: ↑onyxis • Hypernyms: ↑toenail …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Ingrown — In grown , a. Having grown or appearing to grow into some other substance, especially a fingernail or toenail growing into the adjacent flesh. [1913 Webster +PJC] {Ingrown toenail}, a toenail whose edges have becoming imbedded in the adjacent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toenail — A toenail is produced by living skin cells in the toe. A toenail consists of several parts including the nail plate (the visible part of the nail), the nail bed (the skin beneath the nail plate), the cuticle (the tissue that overlaps the plate… …   Medical dictionary

  • Toenail, ingrown — A common disorder, particularly on the big (great) toe. The corner of the nail curves down into the skin, often due to mis trimming of the nail, or due to shoes that are too tight. An ingrown toenail can be painful and lead to infection.… …   Medical dictionary

  • toenail — n. an ingrown toenail * * * [ təʊneɪl] an ingrown toenail …   Combinatory dictionary

  • ingrown — [[t]ɪ̱ngro͟ʊn[/t]] also ingrowing ADJ An ingrown toenail, or in British English an ingrowing toenail, is one which is growing into your toe, often causing you pain …   English dictionary

  • ingrown — adjective Date: 1670 1. grown in; specifically having the free tip or edge embedded in the flesh < an ingrown toenail > 2. having the direction of growth or activity or interest inward rather than outward < swarms of ingrown, infighting… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ingrown — /in grohn /, adj. 1. having grown into the flesh: an ingrown toenail. 2. grown within or inward. [1660 70; IN 1 + GROWN] * * * …   Universalium

  • ingrown — in·grown in .grōn adj grown in specif having the normally free tip or edge embedded in the flesh <an ingrown toenail> * * * in·grown (inґgrōn) having grown inward, into the flesh …   Medical dictionary

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