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floccillation

[flok-suh-ley-shuh n] /ˌflɒk səˈleɪ ʃən/
noun, Pathology
1.
a delirious picking of the bedclothes by the patient, as in certain fevers.
Also called carphology.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Latin flocc(us) floccus + -ill(us) diminutive suffix + -ation
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floccillation in Medicine

floccillation floc·cil·la·tion (flŏk'sə-lā'shən)
n.
An aimless plucking at the bedclothes occurring especially in the delirium of a fever.

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