What does anfractuous mean?

anfractuous meaning in General Dictionary

Winding packed with windings and turnings sinuous tortuous while the anfractuous spires of a created

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  • packed with twists and converts
  • Winding; packed with windings and turnings; sinuous; tortuous; as, the anfractuous spires of a born.

anfractuous meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"full of windings and turnings," 1620s, from Latin anfractuous, from anfractus "a winding, a turning, bending round," specially "a circuitous course," from am(bi)- "around" (see ambi-) + fractus, previous participle of frangere "to split" (see small fraction). Related: Anfractuosity.


anfractuous meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Winding; packed with windings and turnings; sinuous; tortuous; since, the anfractuous spires of a born.