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floccillation

[flok-suh-ley-shuh n]
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noun Pathology.
  1. a delirious picking of the bedclothes by the patient, as in certain fevers.
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Origin of floccillation

1835–45; < Latin flocc(us) floccus + -ill(us) diminutive suffix + -ation
Also called carphology.
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floccillation in Medicine

floccillation

(flŏk′sə-lāshən)
n.
  1. An aimless plucking at the bedclothes occurring especially in the delirium of a fever.
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