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floc

[flok]
noun
  1. Also flock. a tuftlike mass, as in a chemical precipitate.
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verb (used with or without object), flocced, floc·cing.
  1. to amass or collect into flocs.
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Origin of floc

1920–25; < Latin floccus floccus
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British Dictionary definitions for floc

floc

noun
  1. another word for floccule
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Word Origin

C20: from Latin floccus a tuft of wool, flock ²
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Word Origin and History for floc

n.

1921, diminutive of flocculus (see flocculate).

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