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A small, loosely held mass or aggregate of fine particles, resembling a tuft of wool and suspended in or precipitated from a solution.

[New Latin flocculus, flocculus; see flocculus.]


(ˈflɒkjuːl) ,






1. (Chemistry) a small aggregate of flocculent material
2. something resembling a tuft of wool
[C19: from Late Latin flocculus a little tuft; see flock2]


(ˈflɒk yul)

a bit of flocculent matter, as in a liquid.
[1835–45; < New Latin flocculus < Latin floccus tuft of wool + -ule]
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Noun1.floccule - a small loosely aggregated mass of flocculent material suspended in or precipitated from a liquid
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
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Results: The formation of insoluble and floccule precipitates confirmed the presence of alkaloids.
1 Increased markings in both lungs, cloud floccule shadow in left lower zone 2 Increased markings in both lungs, visible small fuzzy patch shadow at right lower diaphragm 3 Pneumonia in left upper lung 4 Patch consolidation with dim edges in middle and lower zones of right lung 5 Pneumonia with partial consolidation in right lower lobe 6 Pneumonia in right lower lung 7 Increased markings in both lungs 8 Increased markings in both lungs.
Of course, these methods only measure the sludge filtration ability and do not give any information on the dewatered sludge's moisture content (part of the water in a sludge floccule is in the from of water bonding which is not easily extracted by mechanical techniques).
4,5] Chitosan's mechanism of action -- binding negatively charged fatty acids and bile acids in the GI tract and absorbing and entrapping them in unabsorbable fatty floccule in its insoluble mass, thereby decreasing bile acid resorption and increasing fecal lipid excretion -- is well described and experimentally supported.
There was visible evidence of recurrent acidity (ochre-red iron floccule deposits on the stream bank and lease infrastructure, Fig.
It is process by which the floccules, that are formed after flash mixing of waste water with or chemical coagulants.
As seen from the TEM pictures, the MWCNTs are relatively well dispersed in single nanotubes and small floccules in the polypropylene matrix.