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tortuous

 [tor´choo-us]
twisted; full of turns and twists.

tor·tu·ous

(tōr'chū-ŭs), Do not confuse this word with torturous.
Having many curves; full of turns and twists.
[L. tortuosus, fr. torqueo, to twist]

tortuous

adjective Referring to a complexly twisted thing; convoluted.

tortuous

adjective Referring to complexly twisted thing. Cf Tortious.

tor·tu·ous

(tōr'chū-ŭs)
Having many curves; full of turns and twists.
[L. tortuosus, fr. torqueo, to twist]
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"Tortuous" means "full of twists," while "torturous" means "characterized by pain and suffering."
During the preprocedure workup, he was found to have a very tortuous iliofemoral system, as well as a significant S-type bend in the descending aorta (Figures 1(a)-1(c), Video 1 (see supplementary Video 1 in the Supplementary Materials available online at https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/2936513)).
Redrow chairman Steve Morgan, who comes from Rhyl, said they were delighted with the results but that the planning process remained "tortuous".
The tortuous course of the splenic artery is considered so variable that no two arteries are alike, but the tortuosity of the artery is absent in infants and children.
These features allow for superior trackability and guidewire support while accessing tortuous regions of the coronary and peripheral vasculature.
Tortuous indeed but none more so for the pawn in their legal games, who, if reports are true, has not yet met her father Whatever their legal disputes surely Gemma has rights too and none more so than to have her dad in her life no matter how old she may be.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said he expected the global economic recovery to be a "long and tortuous process" and added that a 7% growth rate for the Chinese economy was "within a reasonable and expected range".
The full-length braided stainless steel construction and low profile of the SuperCross microcatheters are meant to allow access to small and tortuous vessels and enhance the ability to cross plaque lesions.
That's a full 13 tortuous weeks of Davina shouting at us like we're deaf care home residents.
China's exports face a "hard and tortuous" path to recovery as uncertainties dog the global economy's gradual return to health, with this year's trade surplus set to shrink from last year's record, the Commerce Ministry said.
"AneuGraft(R) Pericardium Covered Stent is especially suitable for patients with tortuous vessels where other covered stents may not be adequate for use due to limitations resulting from tortuous anatomy" said Efri Argaman ITGI Medical CEO.