Loculicidal Loc"u*li*ci`dal, a. [L. loculus cell + caedere to cut: cf. F. loculicide.] (Bot.) Dehiscent through the middle of the back of each cell; -- said of capsules. [1913 Webster]

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  • loculicidal — [läk΄yo͞o li sīd′ l] adj. [< LOCULUS + i + CIDAL] Bot. splitting open along the midribs of the carpels of which it is formed: said of a capsule …   English World dictionary

  • loculicidal — adjective Etymology: New Latin loculus + Latin cidere to cut, from caedere Date: circa 1819 dehiscing longitudinally so as to bisect each loculus < loculicidal fruit > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • loculicidal — loculicidally, adv. /lok yeuh leuh suyd l/, adj. Bot. (of a capsule) splitting lengthwise so as to divide each locule into two parts. [1810 20; LOCUL(US) + I + CIDAL] * * * …   Universalium

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