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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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The most striking difference between the brains was the amount of neurofibrillatory tangling.
These belts with closed loop edges eliminate tangling and minimise risk of accidents.
The belts, thanks to their closed loop ends, are said to eliminate tangling and minimize risk of accidents from sharp or burred open ends.