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, pl.


(flok'yū-lŭs, -lī),
1. A tuft or shred of cotton or wool or anything resembling it.
2. A small lobe of the cerebellum at the posterior border of the middle cerebellar peduncle anterior to the biventer lobule; it is associated with the nodulus of the vermis; together, these two structures compose the flocculonodular lobe (vestibular part) of the cerebellum.
Synonym(s): floccule
[Mod. L. dim. of L. floccus, a tuft of wool]


A small, loosely held mass or aggregate of fine particles, resembling a tuft of wool and suspended in or precipitated from a solution.


An older term for a fluffy precipitate seen in a flocculation-type antigen-antibody reaction.
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CMCNa, however developed floccules after 17 days at 7[degrees]C, although its consistency was as good as Parachlor gel.
All oysters removed from Treatments 4 and 5 displayed gross signs of iron floccules in the shell fluid and on the gill surface.
Iron floccules were observed grossly in oysters removed from field sites exposed to ASS-affected waters (Dove & Sammut in press).
Murine monoclonal antibody adsorbed onto vinylidene fluoride floccules used to eliminate antibody interference in "sandwich"-type immunoassays.
1, the R value (B) of the total CS absorbed to stearic acid was appreciably higher than that (C) after the floccules were washed with anhydrous diethyl ether and the ratio (A) of n([COO.
Although both Al-PAM and HPAM can induce flocculation of clay fines, the size, shape, and structure of the floccules formed by these two polymers are different.
As mentioned earlier, Al-PAM can induce larger and denser spherical floccules.
Thirdly, suspended iron floccules were commonly observed at all of the sites impacted by ASS-affected waters, particularly after rainfall.
Iron floccules from Cattai Creek were observed extending for distances in excess of 1 kilometer downstream of its confluence with the Manning River and contaminated partially acidified and pH neutral waters in this estuary.
Therefore, that which the permeability experiments seek to investigate is destroyed prior to the flocculation experiments, which involve edge-to-face interactions and the formation of open card-house floccules.
P(MVT-VT) P(MVT-VT) Membranes PVT (MVT% = 37 mol%) (MVT% = 59 mol%) Floccules time (min) 20 70 85