floc

noun
\ˈfläk \

Definition of floc 

: a flocculent mass

First Known Use of floc

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for floc

short for floccule

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The first known use of floc was in 1921

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floc

noun
\ˈfläk \

Medical Definition of floc 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a flocculent mass formed by the aggregation of a number of fine suspended particles

floc

verb
flocced\ˈfläkt \; floccing\ˈfläk-iŋ \

Medical Definition of floc (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to aggregate into flocs

transitive verb

: to cause to floc

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