Definition of locule in English:

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locule

Pronunciation: /ˈläkyo͞ol/

noun

chiefly Botany
Each of a number of small separate cavities, especially in an ovary.
Example sentences
  • Other morphological characters, such as the low number of stamens or ovary locules, and the sometimes rather unspecialized nectarial bracts, could also point towards a close relationship between these two genera.
  • The number of orbicules present on the locule surface is well in excess of the number of pollen grains within the locule.
  • Parenchyma cells of the pith were packed more closely, especially near to structures such as the locules and vascular bundles.

Derivatives

locular

Pronunciation: /ˈläkyələr/
adjective
Example sentences
  • When they reach maturity, they are released from the bundle and reach the locular lumen and the efferent ductule.
  • Those to each sepal typically retain their identity as they slope beneath the locular area.
  • Each septum is composed of the locular membranes of adjacent fruit segments with intervening spongy mesocarp-like parenchyma.

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Syllabification: loc·ule

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