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flocculent

Pronunciation: flok'yu-lent

Definition:

  1. Resembling tufts of cotton or wool; denoting a fluid, such as urine, containing numerous shreds or fluffy particles of gray-white or white mucus or other material.
  2. In bacteriology, denoting a fluid culture in which there are numerous colonies either floating in the fluid medium or loosely deposited at the bottom.
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