Floc definition

flŏk
A flocculent mass formed in a fluid through precipitation or aggregation of suspended particles.
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A flocculent mass formed in a fluid through precipitation or aggregation of suspended particles.
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A very fine, fluffy mass formed by the aggregation of fine suspended particles, as in a precipitate.
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An alternative word for floccule. A soft or fluffy particle suspended in a liquid or the fluffy mass of suspended particles so formed. Floc may be mineral as for clay, chemical as in water treatment or biological as in sewage treatment.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
floc
Plural:
flocs

Origin of floc

  • Short for flocculus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition