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 (lŏk′yə-lər) also loc·u·late (-lāt′, -lĭt) or loc·u·lat·ed (-lā′tĭd)
Having, formed of, or divided into small cavities or compartments.

[Latin loculus, diminutive of locus, place + -ar.]

loc′u·la′tion n.
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(ˈlɒkjʊlə) or


(Biology) biology divided into compartments by septa: the locular ovary of a plant.
[C19: from New Latin loculāris kept in boxes]
ˌlocuˈlation n
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(ˈlɒk yə lər)

also loc•u•late

(-ˌleɪt, -lɪt)

having one or more locules.
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(sclerocarp) is the predominantly sclerenchymatous layer that includes and surrounds the locular envelope(s), uniting them into a common structure known as the "stone." This tissue, composed mainly of tortuous tracts of fibers, but sometimes also of brachyselereids, forms the main part of the septa as well as the external wall of the stone.
Parapharyngeal neuroglial heterotopia presenting as a growing single locular cyst: MR imaging findings.
Ovario supero, sesil, 3(-4, Beauverdia) carpelar, 3(-4, Beauverdia) locular; presencia de nectarios septales; ovulos (2-)4-30 por loculo, dispuestos en dos hileras; estilo apical, persistente; estigma 3(-4- Beauverdia) lobado o trifido, papiloso.
It is a multi locular cystic mass; cysts may be of variable sizes involving head and neck in more than 70% followed by axilla abdomen and extremities3.
In sporogenous tissue, the cells are polygonal and tightly appressed, completely filling the locular space.
Domb, "Nanoparticles in locular drug delivery," in Nanoparticles for Pharmaceutical Applications, A.
A injuria causada pelo impacto (Figura 4-d) provocou o colapso interno, observado pela coloracao esbranquicada na regiao interna do fruto, mais proxima a regiao locular. De acordo com Mattiuz et al.
Los fenotipos morfologicos observados en las lineas anti-sentido incluian agrietamiento del fruto, espacio locular reducido, y la cuticula del fruto estaba doblemente engrosada.