flocculus

noun floc·cu·lus \ ˈflä-kyə-ləs \

Definition of flocculus

plural flocculi play \ˈflä-kyə-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
1 : a small loosely aggregated mass
2 : a bright or dark patch on the sun

Origin and Etymology of flocculus

Late Latin, diminutive of Latin floccus tuft of wool


Medical Dictionary

flocculus

noun floc·cu·lus \ -ləs \

medical Definition of flocculus

plural flocculi play \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
: 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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