Definition of floccule in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfläkyo͞ol/


A small clump of material that resembles a tuft of wool.
Example sentences
  • It shows the microbial structure of the floccule.
  • After that, the floccule was collected, washed with distilled water and ethanol several times to remove ions and possible remnants in the final product.


Mid 19th century: from modern Latin flocculus, diminutive of floccus 'flock'.

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Syllabification: floc·cule

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