Definition of loculus in English:

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loculus

Pronunciation: /ˈläkyələs/

noun (plural loculi /-ˌlī/ /-ˌlē/)

Another term for locule.
Example sentences
  • No vascular tissue was present in the septum, which forms a partition in the pod cavity between the two loculi.
  • In early stages, septa in cardinal quadrants fully dilated; septa in cardinal quadrants less dilated, locally separated by moderately wide interseptal loculi.
  • Lacking an extensive vacuolization phase, meiocytes of the same tetrads stay together until the anther opens and the loculus reduces and disappears.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin, 'compartment', diminutive of locus 'place'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: loc·u·lus

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