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flocculent

 [flok´u-lent]
containing downy or flaky shreds.

floc·cu·lent

(flok'yū-lent),
1. Resembling tufts of cotton or wool; denoting a fluid, such as urine, containing numerous shreds or fluffy particles of gray-white or white mucus or other material.
2. In bacteriology, denoting a fluid culture in which there are numerous colonies either floating in the fluid medium or loosely deposited at the bottom.

flocculent

(flŏk′yə-lənt)
adj.
1. Having a fluffy or wooly appearance.
2. Containing numerous shreds or fluffy particles of grayish or white mucus or other material. Used of a fluid such as urine.
3. Of or being a fluid bacterial culture in which there are numerous colonies either floating in the fluid medium or loosely deposited at the bottom.

floc′cu·lence n.

flocculent

[flok′yoo͡lənt]
Etymology: L, floccus, flock of wool
clumped or tufted, such as a cloud, or covered with a woolly, fuzzy surface. flocculate, v., flocculation, floccule, n.

floc·cu·lent

(flok'yū-lĕnt)
1. Resembling tufts of cotton or wool; denoting a fluid, such as urine, containing numerous shreds or fluffy particles of gray-white or white mucus or other material.
2. bacteriology Denoting a fluid culture in which numerous colonies are either floating in the fluid medium or are loosely deposited at the bottom.

flocculent

Having a fluffy, woolly or cloudy appearance, especially of a precipitate or suspension in a fluid.

flocculent

woolly, containing downy or flaky shreds; said of bacterial growth composed of short, curved chains, variously oriented.