A micro-organism aggregate or colloidal particle floating in or on a liquid. The cloudy appearance of micro-organism contaminated liquid media illustrates the flocculation phenomenon.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • Floccule — Floc cule, n. [See {Flocculus}.] 1. A detached mass of loosely fibrous structure like a shredded tuft of wool. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Chem.) Specif.: A small particle of an insoluble substance formed in a liquid by the union of smaller… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • floccule — [fläk′yo͞ol΄] n. [see FLOCCULUS] a small mass of matter resembling a soft tuft of wool, as in a suspension …   English World dictionary

  • floccule — noun Etymology: Late Latin flocculus Date: circa 1846 floc …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • floccule — /flok yoohl/, n. 1. something resembling a small flock or tuft of wool. 2. a bit of flocculent matter, as in a liquid. [1835 45; < NL flocculus. See FLOCCUS, ULE] * * * …   Universalium

  • floccule — noun A small, loosely aggregated mass of material suspended in, or precipitated from a solution; a floc …   Wiktionary

  • floccule — SYN: flocculus. * * * floc·cule fläk (.)yü(ə)l n a small loosely aggregated bit of material suspended in or precipitated from a liquid * * * floc·cule (flokґūl) flocculus …   Medical dictionary

  • floccule — n. tuft of wool, tuft of hair …   English contemporary dictionary

  • floccule — [ flɒkju:l] noun a small clump of material that resembles a tuft of wool. Derivatives flocculence noun flocculent flɒkjʊl(ə)nt adjective Origin C19: from mod. L. flocculus, dimin. of floccus flock …   English new terms dictionary

  • floccule — floc·cule …   English syllables

  • floccule — floc•cule [[t]ˈflɒk yul[/t]] n. a bit of flocculent matter, as in a liquid • Etymology: 1835–45; < NL flocculus < L floccus tuft of wool + ule …   From formal English to slang

  • floccule — /ˈflɒkjul/ (say flokyoohl) noun 1. something resembling a small flock or tuft of wool. 2. a bit of flocculent matter, as in a liquid. {New Latin flocculus. See flocculus} …  

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