[ flok-suh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ˌflɒk səˈleɪ ʃən /
a delirious picking of the bedclothes by the patient, as in certain fevers.
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Also called carphology.
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Medical definitions for floccillation
[ flŏk′sə-lā′shən ]
An aimless plucking at the bedclothes occurring especially in the delirium of a fever.
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