tortuosity

noun
tor·​tu·​os·​i·​ty | \ ˌtȯr-chə-ˈwä-sə-tē How to pronounce tortuosity (audio) \
plural tortuosities

Definition of tortuosity

1 : the quality or state of being tortuous
2 : something winding or twisted : bend

First Known Use of tortuosity

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tortuosity.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tortuosity. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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