anfractuosity

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

noun

the state or quality of being anfractuous.
a channel, crevice, or passage full of windings and turnings.

Nearby words

  1. aneurysmotomy,
  2. anew,
  3. anext,
  4. anf,
  5. anfinsen,
  6. anfractuous,
  7. ang,
  8. anga,
  9. angakok,
  10. angara

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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