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[lok-yuh-ler] /ˈlɒk yə lər/
adjective, Biology
having one or more locules.
Also, loculate
[lok-yuh-leyt, -lit] /ˈlɒk yəˌleɪt, -lɪt/ (Show IPA)
Origin of locular
1775-85; < New Latin loculāris kept in boxes. See loculus, -ar1
Related forms
interlocular, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for locular
  • Internal bruising is recognized by the appearance of yellow to green locular gel in ripe tomatoes.
  • The main internal indices of harvest maturity are seed development, locular jelly formation, and flesh texture.
British Dictionary definitions for locular


(biology) divided into compartments by septa: the locular ovary of a plant
Derived Forms
loculation, noun
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin loculāris kept in boxes
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locular in Medicine

locular loc·u·lar (lŏk'yə-lər)
Divided into or having loculi.

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