[ lok-yool ]
/ ˈlɒk yul /
a small compartment or chamber, as the pollen-containing cavity within an anther.
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What does “yare” mean?
Also called loculus.
Origin of locule
1885–90; <French <Latin loculus;see loculus
Words nearby locule
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British Dictionary definitions for locule
/ (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
[ lŏk′yōōl ]
A small cavity or compartment within an organ or a part of an animal.
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Scientific definitions for locule
[ lŏk′yōōl ]
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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