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ingrowth

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪnɡrəʊθ
 
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Definition of ingrowth in English:

noun

1A thing which has grown inwards or within something.
Example sentences
  • The cytoplasm associated with wall ingrowths in Treubia contains elements of rough endoplasmic reticulum.
  • However, much less is known of the ecophysiology and structure/function relationships of these cellular ingrowths, except that their presence correlates with vessel embolism.
  • These are characterized by finger-like ingrowths of the cell wall at the boundary that are transport-active cell surfaces and, thus, exhibit a polarity in terms of wall modification.
1.1 [mass noun] The action of growing inwards: the main complication was tumour ingrowth
More example sentences
  • Despite initial concerns, tumour ingrowth has only occasionally been described, but it has been successfully treated by both laser and the insertion of overlapping stents.
  • For malignant airway obstruction, the only appropriate metal stents are covered models, which prevent tumor ingrowth.
  • Porous coatings on the femoral stem and acetabular cup were developed in an attempt to create bone ingrowth and biological fixation.

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