Dictionary.com

trilocular

[ trahy-lok-yuh-ler ]
/ traɪˈlɒk yə lər /
Save This Word!

adjective Botany, Zoology.
having three loculi, chambers, or cells.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of trilocular

First recorded in 1745–55; tri- + locular
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use trilocular in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for trilocular

trilocular
/ (traɪˈlɒkjʊlə) /

adjective
(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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for trilocular

trilocular
[ trī-lŏkyə-lər ]

adj.
Having three cavities or cells.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK