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trilocular

[trahy-lok-yuh-ler]
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adjective Botany, Zoology.
  1. having three loculi, chambers, or cells.
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Origin of trilocular

First recorded in 1745–55; tri- + locular
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Examples from the Web for trilocular

Historical Examples

  • Trilocular, three-celled, as the pistils or pods in fig. 328-330.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • In the coco-nut, a trilocular and triovular ovary produces a one-celled, one-seeded fruit.


British Dictionary definitions for trilocular

trilocular

adjective
  1. (esp of a plant ovary or anther) having or consisting of three chambers or cavities
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Word Origin

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

trilocular

(trī-lŏkyə-lər)
adj.
  1. Having three cavities or cells.
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