anfractuosity

noun
an·​frac·​tu·​os·​i·​ty | \ (ˌ)an-ˌfrak-chə-ˈwä-sə-tē How to pronounce anfractuosity (audio) , -shə-; -chü-ˈä-, -shü- \
plural anfractuosities

Definition of anfractuosity

1 : the quality or state of being anfractuous
2 : a winding channel or course especially : an intricate path or process (as of the mind)

First Known Use of anfractuosity

1596, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Anfractuosity.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anfractuosities. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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