Flocculent
Flocculent Floc"cu*lent, a. [See {Flock} of wool.] 1. Clothed with small flocks or flakes; woolly. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Applied to the down of newly hatched or unfledged birds. [1913 Webster]

3. (Chem.) Having a structure like shredded wool, as some precipitates. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • flocculent — resembling wool, 1800, from L. floccus lock of hair, flock of wool + ULENT (Cf. ulent). Related: Floculence …   Etymology dictionary

  • flocculent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having or resembling tufts of wool. 2) having a loosely clumped texture …   English terms dictionary

  • flocculent — [fläk′yə lənt] adj. [< L floccus (see FLOCCUS) + ULENT] 1. like wool or tufts of wool; fluffy 2. containing or consisting of small woolly masses 3. covered with a wool like substance, as some insects flocculence n …   English World dictionary

  • flocculent — adjective Etymology: Latin floccus + English ulent Date: 1800 1. resembling wool especially in loose fluffy organization 2. containing, consisting of, or occurring in the form of loosely aggregated particles or soft flakes < a flocculent… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flocculent — 1. adjective /ˈflɒkjʊlənt/ a) Flocculated, resembling bits of wool, woolly. b) Covered in a woolly substance; downy. 2. noun /ˈflɒkjʊlənt/ diminutive of …   Wiktionary

  • flocculent — 1. Resembling tufts of cotton or wool; denoting a fluid, such as the urine, containing numerous shreds or fluffy particles of gray white or white mucus or other material. 2. In bacteriology, denoting a fluid culture in which there are numerous… …   Medical dictionary

  • flocculent — adj.; pl. li [L. floccus, lock of wool] Covered with a soft, waxy substance, often resembling wool; clinging together in bunches …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • flocculent — flocculence, flocculency, n. flocculently, adv. /flok yeuh leuhnt/, adj. 1. like a clump or tuft of wool. 2. covered with a soft, woolly substance. 3. consisting of or containing loose woolly masses. 4. flocky. 5. Chem. consisting of flocs and… …   Universalium

  • flocculent — Synonyms and related words: asperous, bristly, bushy, cirrose, flaky, fleecy, furfuraceous, furry, fuzzy, hairy, hirsute, hispid, lanate, lentiginous, lepidote, matted, pilose, pubescent, scabby, scabious, scabrous, scaly, scurfy, shagged, shaggy …   Moby Thesaurus

  • flocculent — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. hairy, woolly, fluffy; see downy , woolly …   English dictionary for students

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