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  1. something resembling a small flock or tuft of wool.
  2. a bit of flocculent matter, as in a liquid.
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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


flocculus, flock or floc

  1. a small aggregate of flocculent material
  2. something resembling a tuft of wool
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Word Origin for floccule

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