loculation

noun

loc·​u·​la·​tion ˌläk-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce loculation (audio)
1
: the condition of being or the process of becoming loculated
a gradual loculation of bony tissue
2
: a group of loculi usually isolated from surrounding structures (as by a fibrous tissue septum)
the development of loculations in empyema

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“Loculation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/loculation. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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