[ lok-yool ]
/ ˈlɒk yul /

noun Biology.

a small compartment or chamber, as the pollen-containing cavity within an anther.

Origin of locule

1885–90; < French < Latin loculus; see loculus
Also called loculus.
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British Dictionary definitions for locule


loculus (ˈlɒkjʊləs)

/ (ˈlɒkjuːl) /

noun plural locules or loculi (ˈlɒkjʊˌlaɪ)

botany any of the chambers of an ovary or anther
biology any small cavity or chamber

Word Origin for locule

C19: New Latin, from Latin: compartment, from locus place
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Medicine definitions for locule

[ lŏkyōōl ]


A small cavity or compartment within an organ or a part of an animal.
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Science definitions for locule

[ lŏkyōōl ]

A small cavity or compartment within an organ or part of an animal or plant, as any of the cavities within a plant ovary in which the ovules develop.
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