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floccule

[flok-yool]
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noun
  1. something resembling a small flock or tuft of wool.
  2. a bit of flocculent matter, as in a liquid.

Origin of floccule

From the New Latin word flocculus, dating back to 1835–45. See floccus, -ule
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British Dictionary definitions for floccule

floccule

flocculus, flock or floc

noun
  1. a small aggregate of flocculent material
  2. something resembling a tuft of wool

Word Origin

C19: from Late Latin flocculus a little tuft; see flock ²
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