from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small, loosely held mass or aggregate of fine particles, resembling a tuft of wool and suspended in or precipitated from a solution. Also called flock2.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small, loosely aggregated mass of material suspended in, or precipitated from a solution; a floc
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A detached mass of loosely fibrous structure like a shredded tuft of wool.
- n. Specif.: A small particle of an insoluble substance formed in a liquid by the union of smaller particles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Something resembling a small tuft of wool; specifically, in chem. and physics, a small compound particle formed from the union of still smaller particles by agitation in a liquid. See flocculation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small loosely aggregated mass of flocculent material suspended in or precipitated from a liquid
By the end of the 19th century, a whole word family had been formed, including the adjective “flocculent,” the noun “floccule,” and the verb “flocculate.”
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