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noun Biology.
  1. a small compartment or chamber, as the pollen-containing cavity within an anther.
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Origin of locule

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


loculus (ˈlɒkjʊləs)

noun plural locules or loculi (ˈlɒkjʊˌlaɪ)
  1. botany any of the chambers of an ovary or anther
  2. biology any small cavity or chamber
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Word Origin for locule

C19: New Latin, from Latin: compartment, from locus place
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locule in Medicine


  1. A small cavity or compartment within an organ or a part of an animal.
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locule in Science


  1. 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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