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characterized by windings and turnings; sinuous; circuitous:
an anfractuous path.
characterized by twists and turns; convoluted

“full of windings and turnings,” 1620s, from Latin anfractuous, from anfractus “a winding, a turning, bending round,” from am(bi)- “around” (see ambi-) + fractus, past participle of frangere “to break” (see fraction). Related: Anfractuosity.


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