loculicidal

[ lok-yuh-luh-sahyd-l ]
/ ˌlɒk yə ləˈsaɪd l /

adjective Botany.

(of a capsule) splitting lengthwise so as to divide each locule into two parts.

Origin of loculicidal

First recorded in 1810–20; locul(us) + -i- + -cidal

Related forms

loc·u·li·cid·al·ly, adverb
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