plural flocci
: a tuft of woolly hairs on a plant
specifically : a mass of hyphal filaments or portion of mycelium of a fungus
[New Latin, from Latin] : one of the small masses or tufts making up certain cloud formations

Word History


Latin, akin to Old High German blaha coarse linen, Old Swedish blā, blār oakum, Old Norse blæja cloth, bed sheet

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“Floccus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floccus. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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