flocculent

[ flok-yuh-luh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF flocculent

Synonyms for flocculent

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The oil of winter-green was in a flocculent state at 56 degrees, and solid at 63 degrees.

The particles of this pigment are flocculent and very uniform in appearance.

They are very flexible, and easily reducible into a flocculent mass.

It is further stated that the "right pleura was coated with flocculent lymph, and the cavity contained serous fluid," etc.

A white, flocculent precipitate results, which rapidly condenses to a crystalline powder, and turns blue on ignition.

The precipitate is a very pale green colour, flocculent at first, but crystalline after washing.

Even thus lightened, we could scarcely move the sledge, struggling on, sinking to the thighs in the flocculent deluge.

It was a strip of flocculent, sheepy-looking, little cloudlets that suggested curliness and innocence.

Any substance which has separated from its solution in a solid and, usually, a pulverulent or flocculent form.

The particles when magnified appear very fine and flocculent.

WORD ORIGIN

"resembling wool," 1800, from Latin floccus "lock of hair, flock of wool" + -ulent. Related: Floculence.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FLOCCULENT

fleecy

adjectivedowny, woolly; like a lamb's coat
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