a small mass of matter resembling a soft tuft of wool, as in a suspension
Origin of flocculesee flocculus
A small, loosely held mass or aggregate of fine particles, resembling a tuft of wool and suspended in or precipitated from a solution.
Origin of flocculeNew Latin flocculus flocculus ; see flocculus .
- A small, loosely aggregated mass of material suspended in, or precipitated from a solution; a floc