(n.) A winding, crooked, or involved course; as, the meanders of the veins and arteries.
(n.) A tortuous or intricate movement.
(n.) Fretwork. See Fret.
(v. t.) To wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous.
(v. i.) To wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate.
(1) They harvest shellfish standing in the water or meandering through mangrove forests on the shore.
(2) BMWs, Porsches and Land Cruisers meander through Luanda past beggars missing limbs due to the civil war or polio.
(3) As the contest meandered and the stadium went close to quiet there was a jocular moment when Pardew hopped in irritation at a United challenge and the manager dropped his ever-present notebook on the pitch.
(4) This packing loosens towards the middle of the junction until, at its basal extremity, the septa (ridges in replicas) are widely separated and follow independent meandering courses.
(5) The result is a meandering popularism that ignores questions about where the country might end up and fixates on the most cynical of political games.
(6) • Rorbu for four from £140 a night, svinoya.no Grande Hytteutleige, Geirangerfjord Facebook Twitter Pinterest Waterfalls, vertiginous green slopes and a meandering, idyllic waterway explain why Unesco-protected Geirangerfjord is one of Norway’s premier tourist spots.
(7) A drifter, he meandered from city to city, in and out of prison, before arriving in Paradise, where he founded the first branch of the Allah Temple Of Islam in 1930 and set himself up as a black Messiah.
(8) I wanted to write a book that was big and odd and meandering, and I did and it was.
(9) Subtractive feedback models must continuously adjust the axis of rotation throughout a saccade, and they generate meandering, dysmetric gaze saccades.
(10) He had already come close when, gifted the chance by a weak Julian Speroni punch, he lofted a shot into the unguarded net towards the end of a first 45 minutes that had tended to meander.
(11) They meticulously slotted together details to give a painstaking picture of the events that led up to the girls' disappearance, and then away from it; the innocent before and the nightmarish after; the last known seconds of the girls' meandering progress through familiar streets, arms linked, and then the frantic, increasingly heart-rending search that came to an end when the naked and decomposing - and, as we now know, partially burned - bodies of the two friends were found lying together, limbs tangled, at the bottom of a deep and muddy ditch, where the nettles grew tall.
(12) Some meandering evaginations were also observed as, rarely, were small spherical or bulbous projections.
(13) The similarity in size of the openings of T tubules and caveolae and the meandering path of the tubules are sufficient to account for the paucity of observed openings.
(14) The cytoskeleton, marked by antibodies to desmin and filamin is composed of a mainly longitudinal, meandering and branched system of fibrils that contrasts with the plait-like, interdigitating arrangement of linear fibrils of the contractile apparatus, labeled with antibodies to myosin and tropomyosin.
(15) From here the contest meandered for a while on a Shanghai night becoming ever more sultry.
(16) After a deliberately hazy and meandering first half – one that lulls both reader and characters into a false sense of security – the second part of the novel barely breathes.
(17) London 2012 chairman Lord Coe, who has spent the week defending his organisation against blame for the G4S meltdown, said he believed that while the torch meandered through London it would stoke enthusiasm as it had among the millions who have seen it criss-cross the country over the past 63 days.
(18) Inspired by the idea of a city built around an airport (she grew up in Hounslow, near Heathrow), it leaves behind the constraints of any one genre, meandering through R&B-inflected garage (Beach Mode), instrumental grime (Backhand Winners) and Omar S-style stripped-back melodic techno (Eternal Mode).
(19) The endoplasmic reticulum in such cells is reduced to a few (perhaps only one) meandering, broad cisternae, which delimit broad fields of cytoplasmic matrix occupied almost solely by scattered, single ribosomes.
(20) As the match threatened to meander away from United, Giggs finally introduced Van Persie, for a first appearance due to a knee injury since 19 March, and Welbeck, on 66 minutes.
(a.) Bending in and out; of a serpentine or undulating form; winding; crooked.
(1) The astrocytes had generally two types of processes: (1) thread-like processes of relatively constant width with few ramifications and few lamellar appendages and (2) the sinuous processes with clusters of lamellar appendages.
(2) In the intercellular space long and smooth septa are clustered in sinuous strands and intramembrane particles appear on the PF.
(3) According to observations carried out in ovo and after fixation, morphological modifications are demonstrated in the developing vasculature of the heparin-treated CAMs which, compared with the control CAMs, show dilated and sinuous arterial and venous branches, denser and irregular capillary networks, and a high number of vascular primordia.
(4) This structure contains cells with single or double nuclei, round or oval in shape, surrounded by a light halo, with scattered chromatin and a well-defined nucleolus, acidophilic cytoplasm containing, in comparison with the common myocardium, few sinuous myofibrils with transverse striations and a larger amount of glycogen.
(5) The sinuous processes rich in lamellae were predominant in protoplasmic astrocytes, and clearly corresponded to the sheet- or veil-like processes of Golgi-impregnated astrocytes.
(6) In the heart of the dog five types of thebesian veins were served: arboriform, sinuous, brush-like, canaliculated and stellate.
(7) Using cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) in glutaraldehyde as fixative, we observed sinuous fiber-like structures 300-500 nm long and 7-14 nm thick in the spaces between the collagen fibers of rat incisor predentin.
(8) Some PtK-2 cells have straight stress fibers which stained with anti-actin, but in confluent cultures all PtK-2 cells have, instead, sinuous phase-dense fibers which stained with antibody.
(9) Finally, three XN-cells were intrageniculate interneurons, which possessed small somata (mean soma size = 174 micron2), fine sinuous dendrites covered with beadlike varicosities on stalked appendages, and no obvious axon.
(10) This layer is characterized by flattened cells with sinuous processes, extracellular spaces containing an amorphous material, and the presence of junctions between its cells.
(11) The Four,” as they came to be called, created in the mid-nineties their own highly individual interpretation of the new art, subsequently dubbed “the Glasgow Style.” They liked sinuous, elongated animal-vegetable forms with a strong vertical emphasis in their overall design; the human figure, too, was stylised almost beyond recognition.
(12) Its cell body is usually found in the inner half of the SG layer and its sinuous dendrites cross the SG layer and enter the marginal layer.
(13) Arterial angiography identifies polyaneurysmal dystrophy; in the context of a twisted and sinuous system of large arteries, multiple spindle-shaped aneurysms can be distinguished which are frequently bilateral and symmetrical.
(14) In the ALD intestinal epithelium, DAB+ material was also seen in long, sinuous, tubular or cisternal elements intermingled and occasionally in continuity with peroxisomes.
(15) The mantle dentin contains sinuous tubules with a type I arrangement of SIAR classification (1986).
(16) The cells of papillary thyroid carcinoma are shown to have the following characteristic morphological features: oval or oval to roundish shape of nuclei, uneven sinuous, folded border of the nuclear membrane, nuclear fissure, intranuclear cytoplasmic inclusions, optically clean nuclei.
(17) In the cervical enlargement of the rat spinal cord, fluoride-resistant acid phosphatase (FRAP) occurs in most of the small dark sinuous primary afferent central terminals (CI-terminals) of type I-synaptic glomeruli of lamina II and is lacking in the large light roundish primary afferent CII-terminals of type II-glomeruli.
(18) Degeneration of the tactile cells in epithelium of the cat sinuous hairs after sectioning the infraorbital nerve manifests itself as cytoplasmic vacuolization and induration with electron opaque bodies in it, changes in nuclear configuration and in chromatin density.
(19) The cytoplasm of macrophages gives only short, somewhat sinuous processes.
(20) Selective arteriography of the coeliac trunk showed extremely sinuous intra-hepatic arteries in 3 of these cases, and obstruction of the portal vein, in one case.