tortuosity

[ tawr-choo-os-i-tee ]
/ ˌtɔr tʃuˈɒs ɪ ti /

noun, plural tor·tu·os·i·ties.

the state of being tortuous; twisted form or course; crookedness.
a twist, bend, or crook.
a twisting or crooked part, passage, or thing.

Nearby words

  1. tortoiseshell turtle,
  2. tortola,
  3. tortoni,
  4. tortricid,
  5. tortuga,
  6. tortuous,
  7. tortuously,
  8. torture,
  9. torture porn,
  10. torturer

Origin of tortuosity

From the Late Latin word tortuōsitās, dating back to 1595–1605. See tortuous, -ity

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British Dictionary definitions for tortuosity

tortuosity

/ (ˌtɔːtjʊˈɒsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state or quality of being tortuous
a twist, turn, or coil
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Medicine definitions for tortuosity

tortuosity

[ tôr′chōō-ŏsĭ-tē ]

n.

The quality or condition of being tortuous; twistedness or crookedness.
A bent or twisted part, passage, or thing.

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