from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Botany Longitudinally dehiscent along the capsule wall between the partitions of the locule, as in the fruits of irises and lilies.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. dehiscent through the middle of the back of each cell; said of capsules
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Dehiscent through the middle of the back of each cell; -- said of capsules.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
locul(us) + Latin -cīda, one who cuts; see -cide + -al1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin loculus cell + caedere to cut: compare French loculicide. (Wiktionary)