from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Botany Having a single compartment in the ovary or fruit, as in a melon.
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- adj. Having a single loculus or compartment.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having one cell or cavity only.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, zoology, and pathology, having but one loculus, cavity, or compartment; single-chambered; monothalamous, as a foraminifer; uniloculate: as, a unilocular pericarp or anther; a unilocular heart or shell: correlated with bilocular, trilocular, quadrilocular, and multilocular or plurilocular. Also monolocular.
In Helianthemum the capsule has been described as unilocular or trilocular; and in H. mutabile, Une lame, plus ou moins large, setend entre le pericarpe et le placenta.
The true place of Moringa seems to be near Xanthophyllum with which genus it has some remarkable points of resemblance, witness the papilionaceous corolla; unilocular stamina, their situation, ovary, placentation, and lastly glandulation.
As the fruit develops, the soft tissue of the septa extends between the single seeds; the ripe fruit is thus unilocular and many-seeded.
The sporangia, or more exactly the conidia, are composed of unilocular vesicles, perfectly colorless and transparent, which generally rise from one or both sides of the filaments of the mycelium, beginning as from little buds or eyes; very often several (two to three) sporangia occur placed one upon the other, at least on one side of the mycelium.
Ranney 15.44 speaks of the successful removal of a unilocular tumor weighing 95 pounds; and Wall 15.45 tells of a death after removal of an ovarian tumor of the same weight.
Ranney speaks of the successful removal of a unilocular tumor weighing 95 pounds; and Wall tells of a death after removal of an ovarian tumor of the same weight.
The cysts thus formed may be unilocular or multilocular, and intra-cystic papillary vegetations frequently grow from their walls.
The gynoecium consists of 2 unilocular ovaries each containing an indefinite number of ovules.
Ovary rudimentary in the male flower; unilocular and uniovulate in the female.
Compound nectary of 5 unilocular, many-ovuled ovaries.