loc·​ule ˈlä-(ˌ)kyül How to pronounce locule (audio)
: loculus
especially : any of the cells of a compound ovary of a plant
loculed adjective

Word History


French, from Latin loculus

First Known Use

1751, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of locule was in 1751

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“Locule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/locule. Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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