Definition of Flocculus

1. n. A small lobe in the under surface of the cerebellum, near the middle peduncle; the subpeduncular lobe.



Definition of Flocculus

1. Noun. A small fluffy tuft ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy) Either of two small lobes on the posterior border of the cerebellum ¹

3. Noun. (astronomy) A marking on the surface of the sun associated with a solar prominence ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flocculus

1. a small, loosely aggregated mass [n -LI]

Medical Definition of Flocculus

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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Literary usage of Flocculus

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"When it reaches the hemispheres it passes in front of the amygdala, and then crosses between the flocculus in front and the ..."

2. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"... flocculus. One of the lateral projections of the cerebellum. A subordinate portion forma the para- ..."

3. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1882)
"The lobule of the cerebellum called flocculus. Floe culent. ... One or more small elevations near the flocculus, directly placed on the middle peduncle of ..."

4. Demonstrations of anatomy: Being a Guide to the Knowledge of the Human Body by George Viner Ellis (1882)
"To see the flocculus and the posterior medullary Dissection velum, ... The flocculus is laid bare by this proceeding, and pass- Fig. 67. ..."

5. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"This slender lamina is known as the peduncle of the flocculus. The flocculus is the smallest of the lobules of the inferior surface of the hemisphere, ..."

6. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific by Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1909)
"At 6h 33™ a small, brilliant flocculus could be seen on the edge of a ... Meanwhile, a dark flocculus appeared on the outer edge (away from the spot) of the ..."

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