convoluted


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Convoluted \Con"vo*lu`ted\, a.
   1. Having convolutions.
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            beaks recurved and convoluted like a ram's horn.
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   2. Folded in tortuous windings.
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            A highly convoluted brain.            --North Amer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

coiled \coiled\ (koild), adj.
   curled or wound especially in concentric rings or spirals;
   as, a coiled snake ready to strike; the rope lay coiled on
   the deck. Opposite of uncoiled.

   Note: [Narrower terms: {coiling, helical, spiral, spiraling,
         volute, voluted, whorled}; {convolute rolled
         longitudinally upon itself};curled, curled up;
         {involute closely coiled so that the axis is
         obscured)}; looped, whorled; twined, twisted;
         convoluted; {involute, rolled esp of petals or leaves
         in bud: having margins rolled inward)}; wound]
         [WordNet 1.5]
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