Loculicidal

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Loculicidal (Bot) Dehiscent through the middle of the back of each cell; -- said of capsules.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • loculicidal In botany, dehiscing through the back of the loculus or cell of a seed-vessel—that is, by the dorsal suture of the carpel. Compare septicidal.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. loculus, cell + caedere, to cut: cf. F. loculicide,

Usage

In literature:

The fruit has loculicidal dehiscence.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
The capsules of Rue, Spurge, and some others, are both loculicidal and septicidal, and so split into half-carpellary valves or pieces.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
Fruit a 5-celled loculicidal pod.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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