Loculicidal meaning

lŏk'yə-lə-sīd'l
Longitudinally dehiscent along the capsule wall between the partitions of the locule, as in the fruits of irises and lilies.
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Splitting open along the midribs of the carpels of which it is formed.
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(botany) Dehiscent through the middle of the back of each cell; said of capsules.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 loculicidal

  • locul(us) Latin -cīda one who cuts –cide –al
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin loculus cell + caedere to cut: compare French loculicide.
    From Wiktionary