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flocculus

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noun floc·cu·lus \-ləs\

Definition of flocculus

plural

flocculi

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  1. 1 :  a small loosely aggregated mass

  2. 2 :  a bright or dark patch on the sun



Origin and Etymology of flocculus

Late Latin, diminutive of Latin floccus tuft of wool


First Known Use: 1799


Medical Dictionary

flocculus

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noun floc·cu·lus \-ləs\

Medical Definition of flocculus

plural

flocculi

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  1. :  a small irregular lobe on the undersurface of each hemisphere of the cerebellum that is linked with the corresponding side of the nodulus by a peduncle




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