flocculi


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flocculi

(flŏk`yəlī'): see chromospherechromosphere
[Gr.,=color sphere], layer of rarefied, transparent gases in the solar atmosphere; it measures 6,000 mi (9,700 km) in thickness and lies between the photosphere (the sun's visible surface) and the corona (its outer atmosphere).
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flocculi

(flok -yŭ-lÿ) A term that has been applied to several different solar phenomena. In the older literature plages and filaments were often referred to as bright and dark flocculi respectively, while today the term is sometimes used to denote the bright mottles of the chromospheric network.
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Similarly, we meet human characters only sexually attracted to "neuts," sentient creatures who have "no frame of reference, no cultural traditions." We watch humans snack on green neut glands called "flocculi," and Ohle gives us such satirically suggestive lines as "My flocculus, it's fruiting.
For studies on PN5, PN10, PN15, and PN20, blunt cuts were made through the cerebellar peduncles, whereupon the cerebellum (including flocculi) was lifted from the underlying tissue.
Animals were decapitated and brain regions were dissected using the natural landmarks of the neonatal rat brain: blunt cuts were made through the cerebellar peduncles, whereupon the cerebellum (including flocculi) was lifted from the underlying tissue.