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anfractuosity

[an-frak-choo-os-i-tee]
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noun
  1. the state or quality of being anfractuous.
  2. a channel, crevice, or passage full of windings and turnings.
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Origin of anfractuosity

1590–1600; < Latin anfrāctuōs(us) winding (anfrāctu(s) a bend (see ambi-, fractus) + -ōsus -ose1) + -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for anfractuosity

anfractuosity

noun
  1. the condition or quality of being anfractuous
  2. a winding, circuitous, or intricate passage, surface, process, etc
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