(Floc`cil*la"tion) n. [L. floccus a flock of wool. Cf. Flock of wool.] (Med.) A delirious
picking of bedclothes by a sick person, as if to pick off flocks of wool; carphology; an alarming symptom
in acute diseases. Dunglison.
(Floc*cose") a. [L. floccosus. Cf. 2d Flock, n.]
1. Spotted with small tufts like wool. Wright.
2. (Bot.) Having tufts of soft hairs, which are often deciduous.
(Floc"cu*lar) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the flocculus.
(Floc"cu*late) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flocculated; p. pr. & vb. n. Flocculating.] (Geol.) To
aggregate into small lumps.
(Floc"cu*late) a. (Zoöl.) Furnished with tufts of curly hairs, as some insects.
(Floc`cu*la"tion) n. (Geol.) The process by which small particles of fine soils and sediments
aggregate into larger lumps.
(Floc"cu*lence) n. The state of being flocculent.
(Floc"cu*lent) a. [See Flock of wool.]
1. Clothed with small flocks or flakes; woolly. Gray.
2. (Zoöl.) Applied to the down of newly hatched or unfledged birds.
(||Floc"cu*lus) n.; pl. Flocculi [NL., dim. of L. floccus a lock or flock of wool.] (Anat.) A
small lobe in the under surface of the cerebellum, near the middle peduncle; the subpeduncular lobe.
(||Floc"cus) n.; pl. Flocci [L., a flock of wool.]
1. (Zoöl.) (a) The tuft of hair terminating the tail of mammals. (b) A tuft of feathers on the head of
2. (Bot.) A woolly filament sometimes occuring with the sporules of certain fungi.
(Flock) n. [AS. flocc flock, company; akin to Icel. flokkr crowd, Sw. flock, Dan. flok; prob. orig.
used of flows, and akin to E. fly. See Fly.]
1. A company or collection of living creatures; especially applied to sheep and birds, rarely to persons
or (except in the plural) to cattle and other large animals; as, a flock of ravenous fowl. Milton.
The heathen . . . came to Nicanor by flocks.2 Macc. xiv. 14.
2. A Christian church or congregation; considered in their relation to the pastor, or minister in charge.
As half amazed, half frighted all his flock.Tennyson.