loculus


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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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Structural fruit characteristics were compared among morphotypes as follows: we collected three fruits from 12 clones of each morphotype and counted the number of seeds in one loculus per fruit.
* A large well defined loculus of fluid is seen in abdomen and pelvis.
Microspores and pollen grains are produced from microspore mother cells (Microsporocytes), MMCs within loculus anthers (pollen sacs) of the flower.
Tipologicamente, es evidente que el rudimentario trabajo del bloque de arenisca paralelepipedico que sirvio de loculus para la urna de vidrio lo aleja ligeramente de los bien conocidos paralelos beticos (Rodriguez Oliva, 2002: 164-278) muy tendentes a la rectangularidad (Fernandez Fuster, 1951) y, a veces, incluso con patas y cubiertas a doble vertiente.