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A small clump of material that resembles a tuft of wool.
clump, bunch, knot, cluster, tussock, tuffetView synonyms
- ‘After that, the floccule was collected, washed with distilled water and ethanol several times to remove ions and possible remnants in the final product.’
- ‘It shows the microbial structure of the floccule.’
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin flocculus, diminutive of floccus ‘flock’.
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