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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.

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.
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Cuboid to oval tumor cells with flocculent cytoplasm and containing cytoplasmic vacuoles (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification X1000).
Anionic polyacrylamide (APAM) is a widely used organic polymer flocculent in tailings thickening and shows good performance and high efficiency at low cost, particularly in the treatment of fine particles [9,10].
Hieber found that the suspension system and outer egg sac cover mainly functioned to prevent predation from ants, whereas the inner flocculent silk layer (the one directly surrounding the eggs) reduced the access for egg laying of specialized egg predators whose larvae develop in the egg sac (ichneumonids, mantispids).
Results show that SPMP-2a is a white flocculent polysaccharide and soluble in water, with a molecular weight of 3.32 x [10.sup.4] Da and belongs to an acid Se polysaccharide with a-D-glucopyranoside bond.
melaleucae as indicated by discrete flocculent masses, and a damage rating based on the percentage of leaves that showed O.
The release sent water, minerals, flocculent and a small amount of unrecovered coal into two Athabasca River tributaries.
System Floc-360: A polymeric flocculent used to settle out clays and shales encountered in drilling operations.
Clinical signs 1 Conjunctival and relapsing lesions in both eyes 2 Mild scleritis, proliferative eye lesions 3 Episcleral swelling and vascular congestion, squinting, scleral indentation in the temporal fundus 4 Inflammatory conjunctival follicles, mild epiphora, mild diffuse conjunctival hyperemia, episcleral 5 Moderate blepharospasm and conjunctival hyperemia 6 Moderate chemosis, episcleral flocculent mass 7 Chronic waxing/waning episcleral mass 8 Chronic conjunctivitis, superficial keratitis, episcleral mass, chemosis
Although the aquatic bacterium Vibrio cholerae had not yet been identified, the survey ended up being also instrumental in bolstering his assumption that water was a vehicle for transmission of a sort of evacuation "poison", which he described as "small white, flocculent particles" that caused cholera, once ingested.
On the other hand, anionic PAM can be an effective flocculent in the presence of divalent cations such as [Ca.sup.2+].
Another method that has been considered is the addition of a flocculent to rinse wastewater after palladium catalyst treatment to settle out slurry containing palladium, and then dissolving the settled slurry containing palladium with inorganic acid (hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, etc.), adsorbing palladium to activated carbon by passing the solution through a column (separation tube) of capture material (activated carbon) holding a reducing agent.
Smears and filter preparations were cellular and composed of predominant dissociated and occasional clusters of variably sized neoplastic cells, some with uniform granular cytoplasm and some with flocculent cytoplasm having well defined cell borders, round to oval nuclei without nucleoli and irregular nuclear membrane giving a "raisinoid" appearance (Figure 1a).