Locule meaning

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A small cavity or compartment within an organ or part of an animal or plant, as any of the cavities within a plant ovary.
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A small cavity or compartment within an organ or part of an animal or plant, as any of the cavities within a plant ovary.
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A small cavity or compartment within an organ or part of an animal or plant, as any of the cavities within a plant ovary in which the ovules develop.
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(zoology) A little hollow; a loculus.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of locule

  • Latin loculus little place diminutive of locus place
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Compare French locule. See loculus.
    From Wiktionary