locule [lok-yool] WORD ORIGIN noun Biology. a small compartment or chamber, as the pollen-containing cavity within an anther.
Origin of locule 1885–90; French Latin loculus; seeAlso called . Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for locule locule loculus (ˈlɒkjʊləs) noun plural locules or loculi (ˈlɒkjʊˌlaɪ) botany any of the chambers of an ovary or anther biology any small cavity or chamber Word Origin for locule C19: New Latin, from Latin: compartment, from locus place Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 locule in Medicine locule [lŏk′yōōl] n. A small cavity or compartment within an organ or a part of an animal. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. locule in Science locule [lŏk′yōōl] A small cavity or compartment within an organ or part of an animal or plant, as any of the cavities within a plant ovary in which the ovules develop. The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.