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floccose

[flok-ohs] /ˈflɒk oʊs/
adjective
1.
Botany. consisting of or bearing woolly tufts or long soft hairs.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Late Latin floccōsus full of tufts of wool. See floccus, -ose1
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British Dictionary definitions for floccose

floccose

/ˈflɒkəʊs/
adjective
1.
consisting of or covered with woolly tufts or hairs: floccose growths of bacteria
Word Origin
C18: from Latin floccōsus full of flocks of wool
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floccose in Medicine

floccose floc·cose (flŏk'ōs)
adj.
Growing in short curving filaments or chains, closely but irregularly disposed. Used of certain bacteria.

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