floc

[flok]
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:
1920–25; < Latin floccus floccus

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floc (flɒk)
 
n
another word for floccule
 
[C20: from Latin floccus a tuft of wool, flock²]

floccule, flocculus, flock or floc (ˈflɒkjuːl)
 
n
1.  a small aggregate of flocculent material
2.  something resembling a tuft of wool
 
[C19: from Late Latin flocculus a little tuft; see flock²]
 
flocculus, flocculus, flock or floc
 
n
 
[C19: from Late Latin flocculus a little tuft; see flock²]
 
flock, flocculus, flock or floc
 
n
 
[C19: from Late Latin flocculus a little tuft; see flock²]
 
floc, flocculus, flock or floc
 
n
 
[C19: from Late Latin flocculus a little tuft; see flock²]

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floc
1921, dim. of flocculus (see flocculate).
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Example sentences
The floc particles increase in size to medium and large and change from
  spherical to irregular.
Floc laden water starts to flow in and up through the sedimentation basin.
As the floc is formed particles in the water are trapped within the floc.
Such floc may be the result of inadequate rapid mixing, improper coagulant
  dosages, or improper flocculation.
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