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[flok-yuh-luh nt] /ˈflɒk yə lənt/

like a clump or tuft of wool.
covered with a soft, woolly substance.
consisting of or containing loose woolly masses.
Chemistry. consisting of flocs and .
like wool; fleecy
(chem) aggregated in woolly cloudlike masses: a flocculent precipitate
(biology) covered with tufts or flakes of a waxy or wool-like substance

“resembling wool,” 1800, from Latin floccus “lock of hair, flock of wool” + -ulent. Related: Floculence.

flocculent floc·cu·lent (flŏk’yə-lənt)

floc’cu·lence n.


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