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floccus

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Pronunciation: /ˈflɒkəs
 
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Definition of floccus in English:

noun (plural flocci /ˈflɒksʌɪ/)

A tuft of wool or similar clump of fibres or filaments.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin, 'lock or tuft of wool'. Compare with flock2.

Words that rhyme with floccus

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