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locule

[ lok-yool ]
/ ˈlɒk yul /
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noun Biology.
a small compartment or chamber, as the pollen-containing cavity within an anther.
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Also called loculus.

Origin of locule

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

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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Medical definitions for locule

locule
[ lŏkyōōl ]

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

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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