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floccule

[flok-yool] /ˈflɒk yul/
noun
1.
something resembling a small flock or tuft of wool.
2.
a bit of flocculent matter, as in a liquid.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < New Latin flocculus. See floccus, -ule
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floccule

/ˈflɒkjuːl/
noun
1.
a small aggregate of flocculent material
2.
something resembling a tuft of wool
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin flocculus a little tuft; see flock²
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