|Flashcards: Latin Derivatives|
1) twisting, winding, bending; 2) not direct, circuitous; 3) morally crooked, devious
Cardiologists are sometimes unable to place stents successfully in tortuous sections of coronary arteries.
Related English words: tortuousness, torture, torturer, torturous
Latin root words: tortuosus, tortuosa, tortuosum - winding; torqueo, torquere, torsi, tortus - to turn, twist, wind