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Definition of LABYRINTH
a: a place constructed of or full of intricate passageways and blind alleys
b: a maze (as in a garden) formed by paths separated by high hedges
: something extremely complex or tortuous in structure, arrangement, or character :intricacy, perplexity<a labyrinth of swamps and channels><guided them through the labyrinths of city life — Paul Blanshard>
: a tortuous anatomical structure; especially: the internal ear or its bony or membranous part
System of intricate passageways and blind alleys. Labyrinth was the name given by the ancient Greeks and Romans to buildings, entirely or partly underground, containing a number of chambers and passages that made egress difficult. From the European Renaissance on, labyrinths or mazes consisting of intricate paths separated by high hedges were a feature of formal gardens.