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loc·ule(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.]
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]
a small compartment or chamber, as the pollen-containing cavity within an anther. Also called loculus.
[1885–90; < French < Latin loculus; see loculus]