Also flock. a tuftlike mass, as in a chemical precipitate.

verb (used with or without object), flocced, floc·cing.

to amass or collect into flocs.

Origin of floc

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



another word for floccule

Word Origin for floc

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

1921, diminutive of flocculus (see flocculate).

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