loculicidal

[lok-yuh-luh-sahyd-l]
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adjective Botany.

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

Nearby words

  1. locris,
  2. locular,
  3. loculate,
  4. loculation,
  5. locule,
  6. loculus,
  7. locum,
  8. locum tenens,
  9. locus,
  10. locus classicus

Origin of loculicidal

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

Related formsloc·u·li·cid·al·ly, adverb

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