\ ˈfläk How to pronounce floc (audio) \

Definition of floc

: a flocculent mass

Examples of floc in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Preliminary results show that over and over again, snowflakes drive flocs to extinction. Quanta Magazine, "Life’s Secrets Sought in a Snowflake," 3 Nov. 2015 In a new set of experiments, Ratcliff’s team is pitting snowflake yeast against floc yeast in a head-to-head battle. Quanta Magazine, "Life’s Secrets Sought in a Snowflake," 3 Nov. 2015

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First Known Use of floc

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for floc

short for floccule

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“Floc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floc. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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\ ˈfläk How to pronounce floc (audio) \

Medical Definition of floc

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


flocced\ ˈfläkt How to pronounce flocced (audio) \; floccing\ ˈfläk-​iŋ How to pronounce floccing (audio) \

Medical Definition of floc (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to aggregate into flocs

transitive verb

: to cause to floc

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