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

Word History

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of anfractuosity was in 1596

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“Anfractuosity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anfractuosity. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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