Definition of ingrowth in English:

ingrowth

Line breaks: in|growth
Pronunciation: /ˈɪngrəʊθ
 
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noun

  • 1A thing which has grown inwards or within something.
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    • 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
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    • 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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