from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The condition or quality of having many twists and turns.
- n. A winding channel, passage, or crevice.
- n. A complicated or involved process.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A winding channel or crevice, such as occur in the depths of the sea or in mountains.
- n. One of the fissures (sulci) separating the convolutions of the brain, or, by analogy, in the mind.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A state of being anfractuous, or full of windings and turnings; sinuosity.
- n. A sinuous depression or sulcus like those separating the convolutions of the brain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being anfractuous, or full of windings and turnings.
- n. In anatomy, specifically, one of the sulci or fissures of the brain, separating the gyri or convolutions. See cut under cerebral.
From Lat. anfractuosus, winding (Wiktionary)