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tortuosity

[tawr-choo-os-i-tee] /ˌtɔr tʃuˈɒs ɪ ti/
noun, plural tortuosities.
1.
the state of being tortuous; twisted form or course; crookedness.
2.
a twist, bend, or crook.
3.
a twisting or crooked part, passage, or thing.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Late Latin tortuōsitās. See tortuous, -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for tortuosity

tortuosity

/ˌtɔːtjʊˈɒsɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or quality of being tortuous
2.
a twist, turn, or coil
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tortuosity in Medicine

tortuosity (tôr'chōō-ŏs'ĭ-tē)
n.

  1. The quality or condition of being tortuous; twistedness or crookedness.

  2. A bent or twisted part, passage, or thing.

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