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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.]
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]
a bit of flocculent matter, as in a liquid.
[1835–45; < New Latin flocculus < Latin floccus tuft of wool + -ule]
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|Noun||1.||floccule - a small loosely aggregated mass of flocculent material suspended in or precipitated from a liquid|