- convoluted tubule,
Origin of convoluted
verb (used with or without object), con·vo·lut·ed, con·vo·lut·ing.
Origin of convolute
Examples from the Web for convoluted
Which is why his efforts to justify his rabid consumption of football wind up feeling so slippery and convoluted.Forget the Wife Beating—Are You Ready for Some Football?|Steve Almond|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The House Republicans made headlines Thursday with their convoluted immigration plan.At Retreat, Republican Alternatives Are Just Repeats|Ben Jacobs|January 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ultimately, the storyline Cantor has crafted is too kooky and convoluted to be compelling.
This tends to be a lengthy and convoluted process, taking at least two years even under ideal circumstances.New Report Exposes Trafficking Rings in Egypt’s Sinai|John Beck|December 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The convoluted and often chaotic tangle of the taxi system was an attractive project to tackle.Cab-Hailing App Hailo Simplifies Life for Taxi Drivers and Passengers|Ben Blackman|July 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is the convoluted road that ends in a bridecake or a cucumber frame.Art|Clive Bell
The cerebrum in turn consists of three parts: the convoluted surface brain, the middle brain and the lower brain.Psychology and Achievement|Warren Hilton
Rock only, twisted and convoluted and thrusting and gigantic like monoliths of a race of giants.Prison of a Billion Years|C.H. Thames
When a member wears no shirt he may ornament his body with a dozen "wageze," or convoluted lines.Omaha sociology (1884 N 03 / 1881-1882 (pages 205-370))|James Owen Dorsey
These convoluted pieces are formed into oblong bundles of 20 or 30 lbs.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Word Origin for convolute
1811, past participle adjective from verb convolute (1690s), from Latin convolutus, past participle of convolvere (see convolution); or perhaps a back-formation from convolution. French has convoluté (18c.), in form a past participle adjective, without the verb.
"rolled up together," 1794, from Latin convolutus, past participle of convolvere (see convolution). The noun meaning "something convoluted" is from 1846.