from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of flocculus.


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  • The normal monitoring of the stellar wind, the gravitational pulsing, the neutrino flux, and the density of the flocculi are standard measurements of stellar instability.

    The Abode of Life

  • In some, the nebulous matter of which they are composed can be seen like masses of tufted flocculi, sometimes piled up, and at other times promiscuously scattered, resembling in appearance the foam on the crested billows of a surging ocean rendered suddenly motionless, or cirro-cumuli floating in

    The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'

  • But these streams ought to be free from contamination by sewage matter, or any drainage which might convey the germs of fever, or other blood poison: for, as we are admonished, the Water-cress plant acts as a brush in impure running brooks to detain around its stalks and leaves any dirty disease-bringing flocculi.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • A stone in the bladder occasions very similar symptoms, together with pain in the peritoneum and pubes, dysuria and strangury, and sometimes the appearance of blood and flocculi (_trumbos_?) in the urine.

    Gilbertus Anglicus Medicine of the Thirteenth Century

  • Whirling round rapidly in eddying flocculi, they quickly tailed away to the north, evaporating and disappearing.

    The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

  • The flocculi, together with the posterior medullary velum and nodule, constitute the lobus noduli.

    IX. Neurology. 4a. The Hind-brain or Rhombencephalon

  • A little below the lateral angles, on a level with the striæ medullares, the ventricular cavity is prolonged outward in the form of two narrow lateral recesses, one on either side; these are situated between the inferior peduncles and the flocculi, and reach as far as the attachments of the glossopharyngeal and vagus nerves.

    IX. Neurology. 4a. The Hind-brain or Rhombencephalon

  • In the hind-brain the cerebellum is a mere band of tissue without lateral lobes or flocculi, and the medulla gives origin only to nerves four to ten; there is no eleventh nerve, and the hypoglossal is the first spinal -- from which it has been assumed that the rabbit's medulla equals that of the frog, plus a portion of the spinal cord incorporated with it.

    Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata

  • The cerebellum (metencephalon) consists of a central mass, the vermis (v. cbm.), and it also has lateral lobes (l.l.), prolonged into flocculi (f. cbm.), which lastare - em-bedded in pits, [in] the periotic bone, and on that account render the extraction of the brain from the cranium far more difficult than it would otherwise be.

    Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata

  • Take the head of a rabbit, the brain of which has been hardened by spirit, and carefully remove cranium; be particularly careful in picking away the periotic bone, on account of the flocculi of cerebellum.

    Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata


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