Definitions

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.

Etymologies

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)

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