[ lok-yuh-ler ]
/ ˈlɒk yə lər /

adjective Biology.

having one or more locules.
Also loc·u·late [lok-yuh-leyt, -lit] /ˈlɒk yəˌleɪt, -lɪt/.

Origin of locular

First recorded in 1775–85, locular is from the New Latin word loculāris kept in boxes. See loculus, -ar1

Related forms

in·ter·loc·u·lar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for loculate


loculate (ˈlɒkjʊˌleɪt, -lɪt)

/ (ˈlɒkjʊlə) /


biology divided into compartments by septathe locular ovary of a plant

Derived Forms

loculation, noun

Word Origin for locular

C19: from New Latin loculāris kept in boxes
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Medicine definitions for loculate (1 of 2)


[ lŏkyə-lāt′ ]


Having or containing numerous loculi.

Medicine definitions for loculate (2 of 2)


[ lŏkyə-lər ]


Divided into or having loculi.
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