EpicentRx Word of the Week: Anfractuous

Mar 18, 2024

Anfractuous adjective



: twisty, winding, bendy, convoluted, tortuous.

Example sentences:

“Axl Rose’s anfractuous snake dance”.

An anfractuous road”

“An anfractuous plot”.

“The anfractuous sayings of Yogi Berra include “It gets late early this time of year.””.

“The driver lost control as he tried to negotiate a steep anfractuous mountain road”.

“Tumor vessels are immature, anfractuous, and hyperpermeable”.

“The anfractuosity of the tumor vasculature is responsible for the hypoxic environment that exists in most tumors”.

“That psychological tendency reared its ugly head in an anfractuous, torturous, and turnover-filled 109-103 loss to the Miami Heat on Saturday night at TD Garden.” BostonGlobe.com, 22 May 2022

About the Word:

From the Latin anfractus, meaning “to coil, bend around”.