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Convoluted Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    convoluted adj
  1. rolled or coiled together; "a convoluted shell"
  2. highly involved or intricate; "the Byzantine tax structure"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "intricate needlework"; "an intricate labyrinth of refined phraseology"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty problem"; "got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering"; "Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott; "tortuous legal procedures"; "tortuous negotiations lasting for months" [syn: Byzantine, intricate, involved, knotty, labyrinthine, tangled, tortuous]
Convoluted Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Convoluted \Con"vo*lu`ted\, a.
  1. Having convolutions. beaks recurved and convoluted like a ram's horn. --Pennant.
  2. Folded in tortuous windings. A highly convoluted brain. --North Amer. Rev.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Convoluted'


  • Distal convoluted tubule: The distal convoluted tubule (DCT) is a portion of kidney nephron between the loop of Henle and the collecting duct system . ...
  • Proximal convoluted tubule: The "Pars convoluta" is the initial convoluted portion. In relation to the morphology of the kidney as a whole, the convoluted segments of ...
  • Convoluted tubule: Convoluted tubule is the compound of a metanephridium which is wrapped with capillaries . The process of reabsorption occurs in this ...

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  • Sam Venable: Glenn Miller's convoluted idea of 'love'
    Glenn Miller has been spewing messages of bigotry for decades. Read more on this news related to 'Convoluted'
  • Abductors Accidentally Kidnapped Wrong Target: Indictment
    A team of abductors accused of carrying out a convoluted plot to kidnap a North Carolina prosecutor looked up the wrong address online and accidentally nabbed the prosecutor's father, an indictment released Tuesday said. Read more on this news related to 'Convoluted'
  • Virginia Tech still searching for new starting quarterback
    The Hokies’ decision will only become more convoluted after Saturday’s annual spring game. Read more on this news related to 'Convoluted'

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