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lab·y·rinth  audio  (lb-rnth) KEY 

NOUN:
    1. An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one's way; a maze.
    2. Labyrinth Greek Mythology The maze in which the Minotaur was confined.
  1. Something highly intricate or convoluted in character, composition, or construction: a labyrinth of rules and regulations.
  2. Anatomy
    1. A group of complex interconnecting anatomical cavities.
    2. See inner ear.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English laberinthe, from Latin labyrinthus, from Greek laburinthos; possibly akin to labrus, double-headed axe, of Lydian origin


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