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anfractuosity

[ an-frak-choo-os-i-tee ]
/ ænˌfræk tʃuˈɒs ɪ ti /
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noun

the state or quality of being anfractuous.
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
/ (ˌænfræktʃʊˈɒsɪtɪ) /

noun

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