the state of being tortuous; twisted form or course; crookedness.
a twist, bend, or crook.
a twisting or crooked part, passage, or thing.
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How to use tortuosity in a sentence
The team analyzed the width and tortuosity of retinal arteries and veins to develop prediction models for stroke, heart attack, and death from circulatory disease.This AI Uses a Scan of Your Retina to Predict Your Risk of Heart Disease | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | October 10, 2022 | Singularity Hub
We had twenty miles to go, "as the birds fly," but the tortuosity of the channels rendered our course fully a third longer.Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2 | Maria R. Audubon
These changes give rise to marked tortuosity of the vessels.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: | Louis Marshall Warfield
There is no tortuosity of thought to pardon or to forget; it is one unbroken interwoven strain of music, of imagery, of sentiment.
I allude to the enormous, almost preternatural magnitude of the wild-grape vine, and its tortuosity.Early Western Travels 1748-1846, v. 27 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for tortuosity
the state or quality of being tortuous
a twist, turn, or coil
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