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loculicidal

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adjective loc·u·li·ci·dal \ˌlä-kyə-lə-ˈsī-dəl\

Definition of loculicidal

  1. :  dehiscing longitudinally so as to bisect each loculus <loculicidal fruit>



Origin and Etymology of loculicidal

New Latin loculus + Latin -cidere to cut, from caedere


First Known Use: circa 1819


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