locule


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locule

(lŏk′yo͞ol) or

loculus

(-yə-ləs)
n. pl. loc·ules or locu·li (-lī′)
A small cavity or compartment within an organ or part of an animal or plant, as any of the cavities within a plant ovary.
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If necessary excess pollen grains were gently removed using a cactus spine to clear part of the locule wall.
The fruit wall is furrowed with six ridges and each locule contains an oval seed filled with endosperm.
The benign squamous epithelium of some locules, differently from the other epithelial lining, showed positive nuclear staining for p53, Ki-67, and p21, thus, indicating a higher proliferation rate of the benign squamous epithelium, but no mutation in the p53 gene (not shown).
Main veins fan outward from the locule and are craspedodromous to the fimbrial vein, with sinuous cross veins forming irregular polygonal areoles.
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.
142-146) The lesions are large (mean size, 24 cm), circumscribed, and diffusely cystic, with individual locules ranging from a few millimeters to several centimeters.
The cut was probably made before charring, using a sharp tool to cut deep enough for the instrument to pry open one of the locules to get to one of three kernels.
The cut surface showed a 5-cm, soft, friable, pale brown mass, with a necrotic center filling the larger cyst, surrounded by fibrous tissue and many mucinous locules (Figure 1).
The cut surface shows locules of various size containing yellow, brown, or hemorrhagic mucinous fluid.
The locules should be noncommunicating, and they should have an epithelial lining.