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Locule (Plural locules)   [ Botany ]
Synonym: Loculus (Plural loculi)

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     
  A locule is a more or less closed compartment, cavity, or chamber within a cell, or an organ or part of a plant.  
     
For examples:
In an ovary: A locule is the cavity containing the ovules.
In an anther: A locule is the compartment that contains the pollen.
In a fruit: A locule is a chamber or cavity of a fruit.
     

 

 

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