flocculus

noun
floc·​cu·​lus | \ ˈflä-kyə-ləs How to pronounce flocculus (audio) \
plural flocculi\ ˈflä-​kyə-​ˌlī How to pronounce flocculus (audio) , -​ˌlē \

Definition of flocculus

1 : a small loosely aggregated mass
2 : a bright or dark patch on the sun

First Known Use of flocculus

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for flocculus

Late Latin, diminutive of Latin floccus tuft of wool

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“Flocculus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flocculus. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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flocculus

noun
floc·​cu·​lus | \ -ləs How to pronounce flocculus (audio) \
plural flocculi\ -​ˌlī How to pronounce flocculus (audio) , -​ˌlē How to pronounce flocculus (audio) \

Medical Definition of flocculus

: 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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