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tan·gle

(tan'gĕl),
A small irregular knot.

tangle

[tang′gəl]
a dense mass of interlacing of fibers, sometimes appearing as a loose knot, such as intraneural fibrillary tangle.
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However, the fibrils formed are parts of longer molecules with increased en tanglement density that makes them remain intact during the flow.
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