Definition of loculicidal in US English:

loculicidal

adjective

Botany
  • Of a carpel, fruit, etc.: that dehisces through the back or dorsal suture of the locules, as opposed to splitting along the septa; designating or relating to dehiscence of this type.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Monthly Review. From classical Latin loculus + -cidal, after French loculicide.

Pronunciation

loculicidal

/ˌlɒkjʊlɪˈsʌɪdl/