lo·​cel·​lus | \ -eləs \
plural locelli\ -​eˌlī \

Definition of locellus

1 : a secondary compartment of a unilocular ovary of various legumes formed by a false partition
2 : either of the two cavities of a pollen sac

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History and Etymology for locellus

New Latin, from Late Latin, compartment, diminutive of Latin locus place

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“Locellus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/locellus. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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