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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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(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.loculus - 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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n. lóculo, cavidad pequeña.
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Schenk analyzed 2,119 images and descriptors of sarcophagi (stone coffins) and fragments from the third to fifth centuries--"all currently available images of Christian sarcophagi and loculus plates"--focusing on the portraits and their accompanying iconography Pardon my geeking out, but analyzing and compiling this data and comparing the results with the literary portrayals of Christian women offers a unique contribution to early Christian studies.
No obstante, anterior a estos vocablos, no se conoce en latin clasico ni en las fuentes ningun termino concreto para estos objetos que se designaron genericamente como loculus, vocablo que parece ser el mas adecuado y comunmente aceptado a la hora de nominar estos objetos (Thedenat, 1904: 1292-1293).
3) Esophageal disruptions are well contained within the mediastinum or a pleural loculus. However, Shaffer et al.
Microspores and pollen grains are produced from pollen mother cells (Microsporocytes), PMCs within loculus anthers of the flower.
Both species have triangular ovaries in cross section, tricarpellary with one erect ovule per loculus, fixed at the basal region and of axial placentation, as verified by Weckerle and Rutishauser (2005).