Flocculus is the diminutive form of the Latin word for a tuft of wool: floccus. It can refer to:

  • Flocculus (cerebellar): Either of a pair of small lobes on the posterior border of the cerebellum, forming part of the vestibular part of the cerebellum.
  • In Astronomical Science: (Solar reference), i.e.; A solar flocculus. Flocculus (pl. flocculi) - A highly illuminated sector or region of a solar surface as seen through observation in monochrome light of a chosen spectral line, in visible, or hyperspectral wavelengths, sometimes associated with, or identified with Solar prominences. Dark flocculi typically describes the appearance of Solar prominences when viewed against the solar disk in certain wavelengths.

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  • Flocculus — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flocculus — [fläk′yə ləs] n. pl. flocculi [fläk′yo͞olī΄, fläk′yəlī΄] [ModL, dim. < L floccus, flock of wool: see FLOCCUS] 1. a small, woolly or hairy tuft or mass 2. Anat. a small lobe on the underside of each half of the cerebellum ☆ 3. Astron. a former… …   English World dictionary

  • Flocculus — Floc|culus [flọk...; aus lat. flocculus = Flöckchen] m; , ...li: kleiner Lappen des Kleinhirns (Anat.) …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Flocculus — Floc|cu|lus der; , ...li <aus lat. flocculus, Verkleinerungsform von floccus »Flocke«> kleiner Lappen des Kleinhirns (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Flocculus — skiautė statusas T sritis centrinė nervų sistema atitikmenys: lot. Flocculus ryšiai: platesnis terminas – smegenėlės siauresnis terminas – skiautės kojytė …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • Flocculus — skiautė statusas T sritis gyvūnų anatomija, gyvūnų morfologija atitikmenys: lot. Flocculus ryšiai: platesnis terminas – smegenėlių pusrutulis siauresnis terminas – skiautės kojytė …   Veterinarinės anatomijos, histologijos ir embriologijos terminai

  • Flocculus (cerebellar) — Infobox Brain Name = Flocculus Latin = GraySubject = 187 GrayPage = 791 Caption = Schematic representation of the major anatomical subdivisions of the cerebellum. Superior view of an unrolled cerebellum, placing the vermis in one plane. Caption2 …   Wikipedia

  • flocculus — noun (plural flocculi) Etymology: Late Latin, diminutive of Latin floccus tuft of wool Date: 1799 1. a small loosely aggregated mass 2. a bright or dark patch on the sun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flocculus — n.; pl. li [L. floccus, lock of wool] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Hymenoptera, a tuft of hairs on the posterior coxa …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • flocculus — /flok yeuh leuhs/, n., pl. flocculi / luy /. 1. floccule. 2. Astron. one of the bright or dark patches on the sun s surface, visible in a spectroheliogram. [1790 1800; < NL; see FLOCCULE] * * * …   Universalium

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