adjective Botany, Zoology.

having three loculi, chambers, or cells.

Origin of trilocular

First recorded in 1745–55; tri- + locular Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for trilocular



(esp of a plant ovary or anther) having or consisting of three chambers or cavities

Word Origin for trilocular

C18: from tri- + Latin loculus compartment (from locus place) + -ar
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trilocular in Medicine




Having three cavities or cells.
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