Definition of flocculent in English:


Syllabification: floc·cu·lent
Pronunciation: /ˈfläkyələnt


1Having or resembling tufts of wool: the first snows of winter lay thick and flocculent
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  • Personally, I find his style too flocculent for words.
  • She addressed only me in a silky and flocculent voice, biting her lip teasingly after her words.
  • The Englishman held a lofty finger in the air, and his flocculent hair blew upright in the sea breeze, giving him the look of an unfashionable popinjay.
1.1Having a loosely clumped texture: a brown flocculent precipitate
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  • During 1957, an orange flocculent precipitate containing metal sulphides appeared in the spring pool and became incorporated in the marginal sinter.
  • When the assay was performed manually, a fine white flocculent precipitate, but no change in color, was noted after both R1 and R2 reagents were added to serum for both the first and second patients.
  • After cooling, the flocculent precipitate was removed by centrifugation at 4 [degrees] C, 1,000 g for 10 min.


early 19th century: from Latin floccus 'tuft of wool' + -ulent.



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  • These men, despite unfortunate colouring and flocculence, are easy to tell apart.
  • In fact, several of the class 2 mutations still display increased flocculence.

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