floccillation

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floccillation

 [flok″sĭ-la´shun]
carphology; involuntary picking at the bedclothes, seen in grave fevers and in conditions of great exhaustion.

floc·cil·la·tion

(flok'si-lā'shŭn), Avoid the mispronunciations flos-i-lā'shŭn and flok-i-lā'shŭn. Do not confuse this word with flocculation.
An aimless plucking at the bedclothes, as if one were picking off threads or tufts of cotton.
[Mod. L. flocculus]

floccillation

/floc·cil·la·tion/ (flok″sĭ-la´shun) the aimless picking at bedclothes by a patient with delirium, dementia, fever, or exhaustion.

floc·cil·la·tion

(flok'si-lā'shŭn)
An aimless plucking at the bedclothes, as if one were picking off threads or tufts of cotton.
[Mod. L. flocculus]