Definition of Convoluted

1. Adjective. Rolled longitudinally upon itself. "A convolute petal"

Exact synonyms: Convolute
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Similar to: Coiled



2. Adjective. Highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious. "Tortuous negotiations lasting for months"
Exact synonyms: Byzantine, Involved, Knotty, Tangled, Tortuous
Similar to: Complex
Derivative terms: Knottiness, Tortuousness

Definition of Convoluted

1. a. Having convolutions.

Definition of Convoluted

1. Adjective. Having numerous overlapping coils or folds. ¹

2. Adjective. Complex, intricate or complicated. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Convoluted

1. convolute [v] - See also: convolute

Medical Definition of Convoluted

1. Said of parts rolled or twisted together when in an undeveloped stage, as in some corollas in the bud stage. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Convoluted

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convoluted (current term)
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Literary usage of Convoluted

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1. A Text-book of histology by Alexander A.. Böhm, M. von Davidoff (1904)
"surfaces of the cells constituting the epithelium of the proximal convoluted portion present numerous projections which interlock •and give to a surface ..."

2. The Physiology of Man: Designed to Represent the Existing State of by Austin Flint (1874)
"... bodies—convoluted tubes—Narrow tubes of Henle—Intermediate tubes—Distribution of bloodvessels in the kidney—Vessels of the Malpighian bodies—Plexus ..."

3. A Treatise on the practice of medicine: For the Use of Students and Practioners by Roberts Bartholow (1881)
"The changes ascertained on microscopical examination are found " localized almost exclusively in the convoluted tubes " (Charcot), and consist in cloudy ..."

4. The Physiology of Man: Designed to Represent the Existing State of by Austin Flint (1874)
"... tubes—Distribution of bloodvessels in the kidney—Vessels of the Malpighian bodies—Plexus around the convoluted tubes—Veins of the kidney—Stars of ..."

5. The Physiological Anatomy and Physiology of Man by Robert Bentley Todd, William Bowman (1857)
"convoluted Portion of the Tube.—From the capsule of the Malpighian tuft, we pass to the convoluted portion of the tube, which is directly continuous with it ..."

6. The Life of Josiah Wedgwood: From His Private Correspondence and Family by Eliza Meteyard (1866)
"THE JASPER VASES — THEIR PERIOD OF PERFECTION—VASE WITH BAS-RELIEF OP APOLLO AND THE NINE MUSES—VASE, FALCKE COLLECTION— BRIDAL VASE — VASE, convoluted ..."

7. A Laboratory manual and text-book of embryology by Charles William Prentiss (1922)
"Beginning with a renal corpuscle, each tubule forms a proximal convoluted portion, a 0-shaped loop (of Henle) with descending and ascending limbs, ..."

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