One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Each of a number of small separate cavities, especially in an ovary; a locule.
- ‘In the earliest stage available, septa in the cardinal quadrants form an uninterrupted septal stereozone; those of the counter quadrants are also heavily dilated, leaving very narrow interseptal loculi.’
- ‘No vascular tissue was present in the septum, which forms a partition in the pod cavity between the two loculi.’
- ‘In maize, the stomium is located at the meeting point of the two loculi that make up each half anther.’
- ‘Lacking an extensive vacuolization phase, meiocytes of the same tetrads stay together until the anther opens and the loculus reduces and disappears.’
- ‘In early stages, septa in cardinal quadrants fully dilated; septa in cardinal quadrants less dilated, locally separated by moderately wide interseptal loculi.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin, ‘compartment’, diminutive of locus ‘place’.
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