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Biology folded on itself

complicate

[′käm·plə‚kāt]
(invertebrate zoology)
Folded lengthwise several times, as applied to insect wings.
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An additional complicating factor is the phase-out of eligibility based on various AGI levels in five of the eight provisions.
The lack of a consensus definition for Metabolic Syndrome is complicating the diagnosis and management of patients.
At the same time, his main radio broke, complicating communication with air traffic controllers while weather conditions were worsening at Kadena Air Force Base in Japan, the Air Force said.
Complicating the negotiations even more, Australia is arguing strongly for a concept called differentiation, which would tailor the emissions limits of each nation to its own circumstances.
Complicating the situation was the crucial fact that about 80% of Heilig-Meyers credit customers made their installment payments on financed furniture directly at their local Heilig-Meyers stores.
Further complicating the effort, several lawsuits have made communication between city and company officials all but impossible, officials said.