flocculent

adjective
floc·​cu·​lent | \ ˈflä-kyə-lənt How to pronounce flocculent (audio) \

Definition of flocculent

1 : resembling wool especially in loose fluffy organization
2 : containing, consisting of, or occurring in the form of loosely aggregated particles or soft flakes a flocculent precipitate

First Known Use of flocculent

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for flocculent

Latin floccus + English -ulent

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“Flocculent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flocculent. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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flocculent

adjective
floc·​cu·​lent | \ -yə-lənt How to pronounce flocculent (audio) \

Medical Definition of flocculent

: made up of loosely aggregated particles a flocculent precipitate

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