Definition of Floccule

1. Noun. A small loosely aggregated mass of flocculent material suspended in or precipitated from a liquid.

Exact synonyms: Floc
Generic synonyms: Material, Stuff



Definition of Floccule

1. n. A detached mass of loosely fibrous structure like a shredded tuft of wool.

Definition of Floccule

1. Noun. A small, loosely aggregated mass of material suspended in, or precipitated from a solution; a floc ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Floccule

1. a tuft-like mass [n -S]

Medical Definition of Floccule

1. Origin: NL, dim. Of L. Floccus a lock or flock of wool. A small lobe in the under surface of the cerebellum, near the middle peduncle; the subpeduncular lobe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Floccule

flocculant
flocculants
floccular
floccular fossa
flocculate
flocculated
flocculates
flocculating
flocculation
flocculation reaction
flocculation test
flocculation tests
flocculations
flocculator
flocculators
floccule (current term)
flocculence
flocculent
flocculent spiral galaxy
floccules
flocculi
flocculonodular
flocculonodular lobe
flocculonodular lobes
flocculus
floccus
flock
flocked
flockier
flockiest

Literary usage of Floccule

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1. Müller's Serodiagnostic Methods: Authorized Translation from the Third by Paul Theodor Müller (1913)
"The result of the reaction is a floccule formation, developing diffusely throughout the whole column of fluid, at first very fine, but becoming steadily ..."

2. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1851)
"In the healthy state of the blood, the red corpuscles tend to sink in the plasma, but, as in the case of a loose floccule, the sinking goes on slowly. ..."

3. An Elementary Treatise on Human Anatomy by Joseph Leidy (1889)
"It springs from the central stem of the vermis, extending outward to the floccule, and arches forward and downward over the corresponding tonsilla and ..."

4. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1885)
"... but not otherwise altered. Statements have been made by Heller. Moore, and others, that discharges of " floccule of cancer tissue '' may be ..."

5. Proceedings (1877)
"Its visible characters were found to vary; the water from some pumps was perfectly transparent; that from others contained fibres and floccule; while from a ..."

6. The Journal of Infectious Diseases by Infectious Diseases Society of America, John Rockefeller McCormick Memorial Fund, John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases (1915)
"A small drop of glycerol containing a gonococcus floccule from a tube kept at 20 C. for forty-eight hours was spread over a small area on the abductor ..."

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