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locule

[lok-yool] /ˈlɒk yul/
noun, Biology
1.
a small compartment or chamber, as the pollen-containing cavity within an anther.
Also called loculus.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < French < Latin loculus; see loculus
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  • Melons were cut in half longitudinally and heart and locule tissues were sampled.
  • The tapetum is a nutritive cell layer that lines the locule containing the developing microsporocytes.
British Dictionary definitions for locule

locule

/ˈlɒkjuːl/
noun (pl) locules, loculi (ˈlɒkjʊˌlaɪ)
1.
(botany) any of the chambers of an ovary or anther
2.
(biology) any small cavity or chamber
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Latin: compartment, from locus place
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locule in Medicine

locule loc·ule (lŏk'yōōl) or loc·u·lus (-yə-ləs)
n.
A small cavity or compartment within an organ or a part of an animal.

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locule in Science
locule
  (lŏk'yl)   
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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