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floc

[flok] /flɒk/
noun
1.
Also, flock. a tuftlike mass, as in a chemical precipitate.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), flocced, floccing.
2.
to amass or collect into flocs.
Origin of floc
1920-1925
1920-25; < Latin floccus floccus
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British Dictionary definitions for floc

floc

/flɒk/
noun
1.
another word for floccule
Word Origin
C20: from Latin floccus a tuft of wool, flock²
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Word Origin and History for floc
n.

1921, diminutive of flocculus (see flocculate).

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