locular

[ lok-yuh-ler ]
/ ˈlɒk yə lər /

adjective Biology.

having one or more locules.

Nearby words

  1. locomotor,
  2. locomotor ataxia,
  3. locoweed,
  4. locrian,
  5. locris,
  6. loculate,
  7. loculation,
  8. locule,
  9. loculicidal,
  10. loculus

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 formsin·ter·loc·u·lar, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for loculate

locular

loculate (ˈlɒkjʊˌleɪt, -lɪt)

/ (ˈlɒkjʊlə) /

adjective

biology divided into compartments by septathe locular ovary of a plant
Derived Formsloculation, noun

Word Origin for locular

C19: from New Latin loculāris kept in boxes

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Medicine definitions for loculate

loculate

[ lŏkyə-lāt′ ]

adj.

Having or containing numerous loculi.

locular

[ lŏkyə-lər ]

adj.

Divided into or having loculi.

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