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loculus

[′läk·yə·ləs]
(biology)
A small cavity or chamber.

loculus

In ancient tombs, a recess for a sarcophagus or cinerary urn.
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1d), Pleiogynium, Spondias (at least some), and "Tapirira" mexicana, the locular envelope opens along its apical keel, which is recessed within a pore of the endocarp wall.
During 1995 and 1996, the seed's locular position was included as an additional factor in the treatment structure.
The wings are finely striate between the locular area and intramarginal veins.
locular surface and are in close contact with the pollen grains.
Previous morphological studies have indicated that Styphelieae have the following synapomorphies: fruit drupaceous, ovary 1-11 locular (each locule containing a single ovule), and the corolla mostly hairy inside (Taaffe et al., 2001).
In the secretory type, the pollen mother cells completely fill the centre of the anther locular cavity, surrounded by a layer of tapetal cells usually one cell thick [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURES 50, 72 OMITTED].
Secretory tapeta in addition produce orbicules and the locular fluid (Pacini et al., 1985).
Capsule bivalvate into two equal parts, opening completely along locular suture; pin flowers with stigma long-exserted, thrum flowers with anthers long-exserted, and both with penicillate stigmas; inflorescences nearly always terminal (axillary in Cordillera, Pres.