loculicidal

adjective
loc·​u·​li·​ci·​dal | \ ˌlä-kyə-lə-ˈsī-dᵊl How to pronounce loculicidal (audio) \

Definition of loculicidal

: dehiscing longitudinally so as to bisect each loculus loculicidal fruit

First Known Use of loculicidal

1812, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for loculicidal

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

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“Loculicidal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loculicidal. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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