loc·​u·​li·​ci·​dal ˌlä-kyə-lə-ˈsī-dᵊl How to pronounce loculicidal (audio)
: dehiscing longitudinally so as to bisect each loculus
loculicidal fruit

Word History


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

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of loculicidal was in 1812

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Cite this Entry

“Loculicidal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loculicidal. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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