[ lok-yool ]

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

Origin of locule

1885–90; <French <Latin loculus;see loculus

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British Dictionary definitions for locule


loculus (ˈlɒkjʊləs)

/ (ˈlɒkjuːl) /

nounplural locules or loculi (ˈlɒkjʊˌlaɪ)
  1. botany any of the chambers of an ovary or anther

  2. biology any small cavity or chamber

Origin of locule

C19: New Latin, from Latin: compartment, from locus place

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Scientific definitions for locule


[ lŏkyōōl ]

  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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