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 (lŏk′yo͞ol) or loc·u·lus (-yə-ləs)
n. pl. loc·ules or loc·u·li (-lī′)
A small cavity or compartment within an organ or part of an animal or plant, as any of the cavities within a plant ovary.

[Latin loculus, little place, diminutive of locus, place.]
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(ˈlɒkjuːl) or


n, pl locules or loculi (ˈlɒkjʊˌlaɪ)
1. (Botany) botany any of the chambers of an ovary or anther
2. (Biology) biology any small cavity or chamber
[C19: New Latin, from Latin: compartment, from locus place]
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(ˈlɒk yul)

a small compartment or chamber, as the pollen-containing cavity within an anther. Also called loculus.
[1885–90; < French < Latin loculus; see loculus]
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Noun1.locule - a small cavity or space within an organ or in a plant or animal
bodily cavity, cavum, cavity - (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body
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Cystic change can occur via several mechanisms.1 Some neoplasms are truly cystic, with each locule lined by a continuous layer of neoplastic epithelial cells (Figure 6).
One half of the anthers in each Petri dish were cultivated in a vertical position, where only one locule of each anther was in a direct contact with the medium, and these anthers were plated in high density, close to one another.
The ovary is bilocular, but each locule is subdivided into two chambers.
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