- having convolutions, as in the kidney's tubules; coiled; spiraled
- extremely involved; intricate; complicated: a convoluted style
Convoluted is something that is very complicted or involved with many details.
An example of convoluted is a long story with lots of plot threads that doesn't seem true.
- Having numerous overlapping coils or folds: a convoluted seashell.
- Intricate; complicated: convoluted legal language; convoluted reasoning.
(comparative more convoluted, superlative most convoluted)
- Dean silently hoped the call wasn't some convoluted effort to restore their relationship, which to his mind was thankfully finished.
- As so great a part of the whole surface of the kidney lies adjacent to external surfaces of the body, the remaining part which faces the internal organs is small; it consists of the left part of the under surface; it is level with the floor of the pericardium, and lies over the globular mass formed by the liver and convoluted intestine.
- There, as above explained, Leach began the subdivision of Muller's too comprehensive genus, the result being that Lynceus belongs to the Phyllopoda, and Chydorus (Leach, 1816) properly gives its name to the present family, in which the doubly convoluted intestine is so remarkable.
- The oviducts are long, usually more or less convoluted tubes which open posteriorly into the cloaca, while their anterior aperture is situated far forward, sometimes close to the root of the lung; their walls secrete a gelatinous substance which invests the ova as they descend.
- Each cansists of an eversible hollow tentacle provided with hooklets and capable of introversion within a mem The excretory organs consist of flame-cells, richly convoluted canaliculi, and a pair of longitudinal canals leading to the exterior by one or more pores.