Anfractuosities
Anfractuosity An*frac`tu*os"i*ty, n.; pl. {Anfractuosities}. [Cf. F. anfractuosit['e].] 1. A state of being anfractuous, or full of windings and turnings; sinuosity. [1913 Webster]

The anfractuosities of his intellect and temper. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) A sinuous depression or sulcus like those separating the convolutions of the brain. [1913 Webster]


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  • anfractuosities — n. windiness; curviness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Anfractuosity — An*frac tu*os i*ty, n.; pl. {Anfractuosities}. [Cf. F. anfractuosit[ e].] 1. A state of being anfractuous, or full of windings and turnings; sinuosity. [1913 Webster] The anfractuosities of his intellect and temper. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anfractuosity — /ˌænfræktʃuˈɒsəti/ (say .anfrakchooh osuhtee) noun (plural anfractuosities) 1. the state or quality of being anfractuous. 2. a channel, crevice, or passage full of windings and turnings …   Australian English dictionary

  • anfractuosity — [an frak΄cho͞o äs′ə tē] n. 1. the quality or state of being anfractuous 2. pl. anfractuosities a winding channel, passage, etc …   English World dictionary

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