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anfractuous

adjective an·frac·tu·ous \an-ˈfrak-chə-wəs, -shə-; -chü-əs, -shü-\

Definition of ANFRACTUOUS

:  full of windings and intricate turnings :  tortuous

Origin of ANFRACTUOUS

French anfractueux, from Late Latin anfractuosus, from Latin anfractus coil, bend, from an- (from ambi- around) + -fractus, from frangere to break — more at ambi-, break
First Known Use: 1619

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