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loculus

 [lok´u-lus] (L.)
1. a small space or cavity.
2. a local enlargement of the uterus in some mammals, containing an embryo. adj., adj loc´ular.

loc·u·lus

, pl.

loc·u·li

(lok'yū-lŭs, -lī),
A small cavity or chamber.
[L. dim. of locus, place]

loc·u·lus

, pl. loculi (lok'yū-lŭs, -lī)
A small cavity or chamber.
[L. dim. of locus, place]
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* The wall of the loculus shows no abnormal thickening or enhancement and no enhancing interlocular septum.
In the secretory tapetum metabolites in the form of soluble carbohydrates, amino acids and peptides are released into the loculus from which they are taken up by the developing pollen [14].
Elaioplasts are released into the loculus simultaneously with the other elements of the cytoplasm when the tapetal plasma membrane breaks down (Dickinson & Lewis, 1973).
and possible functions of the loculus. Pages 183-190 in D.
In secretory tapeta the cells remain in situ until their degeneration, while in amoeboid tapeta the tapetal protoplasts move into the loculus, forming a periplasmodium that is in direct contact with the developing microspores.