flocculent

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adjective floc·cu·lent \ˈflä-kyə-lənt\

Definition of flocculent

  1. 1 :  resembling wool especially in loose fluffy organization

  2. 2 :  containing, consisting of, or occurring in the form of loosely aggregated particles or soft flakes a flocculent precipitate

Origin and Etymology of flocculent

Latin floccus + English -ulent


First Known Use: 1800


Medical Dictionary

flocculent

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adjective floc·cu·lent \-yə-lənt\

Medical Definition of flocculent

  1. :  made up of loosely aggregated particles a flocculent precipitate


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