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rare twisted or coiled
[C17: from Latin tortilis winding, from tortus twisted, from torquēre to twist]
tortility n


(ˈtɔr tɪl)

twisted; coiled.
[1650–60; < Latin tortilis, derivative of tor(quere) to twist, wring]
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The Reshetikhin-Turaev invariant [RT.sub.B] (M) constructed in [67] is based on a modular category B : that is, B is a semisimple Vect-enriched tortile monoidal category, with finitely many simple objects, and subject to a non-degeneracy condition.
Cytotoxic activity of marine algae and a cytotoxic principle of the brown alga Sargassum tortile. Chem Pharm Bull 1991; 39(8): 2129-31.
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Are they also fair material for the tortile probings of structuralism, deconstructionism and post-modernism?