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Flocculus


/ˈfläkyələs/

Noun, pl. flocculi

1. (Anatomy) Either of two small lobes on the posterior border of the cerebellum. (wiktionary.org)

2. (Astronomy) A marking on the surface of the sun associated with a solar prominence. (wiktionary.org)

3. A small egg-shaped lobe on the undersurface of the cerebellum. (Google Dictionary)

Word origin: Diminutive form of the Latin word for a tuft of wool: floccus.


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