Definition of Flocculent

1. Adjective. Having a fluffy character or appearance.

Exact synonyms: Woolly, Wooly
Similar to: Soft
Derivative terms: Flocculate, Flocculate



Definition of Flocculent

1. a. Clothed with small flocks or flakes; woolly.

2. a. Having a structure like shredded wool, as some precipitates.

Definition of Flocculent

1. Adjective. Flocculated, resembling bits of wool, woolly. ¹

2. Adjective. Covered in a woolly substance; downy. ¹

3. Adjective. Flaky. ¹

4. Noun. (galaxy) diminutive of flocculent spiral galaxy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flocculent

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Flocculent

1. 1. Clothed with small flocks or flakes; woolly. 2. Applied to the down of newly hatched or unfledged birds. See: Flock of wool. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flocculent

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

Literary usage of Flocculent

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1. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1857)
"The oil of turpentine was in a flocculent state at 56°, and solid at 63° and at 65°.—Kane's Second Expedition. INFLUENCE OF ARCTIC TEMPERATURES UPON ICE. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"... white flocculent thymo'ilol, which may also be obtained, in a similar manner, ... flocculent ..."

3. The Microscope, and Its Application to Clinical Medicine by Lionel Smith Beale (1854)
"Light and flocculent deposits, usually transparent, and occupying considerable volume.—Mucus, with epithelium of different characters, spermatozoa, ..."

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