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anfractuosity

[an-frak-choo-os-i-tee] /ænˌfræk tʃuˈɒs ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being anfractuous.
2.
a channel, crevice, or passage full of windings and turnings.
Origin of anfractuosity
1590-1600
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

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