Definition of Floccus

1. n. The tuft of hair terminating the tail of mammals.



Definition of Floccus

1. Noun. (meteorology) a cloud species which consists of rounded tufts of cloud, often formed by dissipation from larger cloud species. Associated with cirrus, cirrocumulus, altocumulus, and stratocumulus genera. ¹

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Definition of Floccus

1. a floccule [n FLOCCI] - See also: floccule

Medical Definition of Floccus

1. Origin: L, a flock of wool. 1. The tuft of hair terminating the tail of mammals. A tuft of feathers on the head of young birds. 2. A woolly filament sometimes occuring with the sporules of certain fungi. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Floccus

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Literary usage of Floccus

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1. Lexilogus; Or, A Critical Examination of the Meaning and Etymology of by Philipp Buttmann, John Roles Fishlake (1846)
"For as a lock (floccus) of that which comes from the body of the sheep is wool, so a lock of that which comes from the flax-plant is nothing more than flax; ..."

2. 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)
"(L. floccus.) Covered with tufts of woolly hairs. Floe cular. ... floccus. (L.floccus, a lock of wool. F. flocon ; G. Flocke. ..."

3. Transactions of the American Entomological Society by American Entomological Society (1879)
"... posterior pair with a floccus of long dense sooty pubescence, with a patch of ochraceous beneath, tips of tarsi pale ferruginous; abdomen polished, ..."

4. English Etymologies by William Henry Fox Talbot (1847)
"I do not think that Peggy has any claims to * This very simple derivation of floccus has escaped the grammarians. Ainsworth says, " de etym. alii aliud, ..."

5. English Etymologyby George William Lemon by George William Lemon (1783)
""Sax. locca ; Teut. lock; villas, tomentum, floccus : Skinn. ... IDr. floccus is derived à ..."

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