floccillation


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floccillation

(ˌflɒksɪˈleɪʃən)
n
(Medicine) another name for carphology
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floc•cil•la•tion

(ˌflɒk səˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
a purposeless compulsive picking at one's clothing or bedding, as in delirium.
[1835–45; < Latin flocc(us) tuft of wool + -ill(us) diminutive suffix + -ation]
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