Slice of tomato showing locules.
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Botanical Nerd Word: Locule

Locule: A chamber within an ovary, anther, sporangium, or fruit; in ovary and fruit, usually corresponding to a carpel.*

In this tomato cross section, the locules are the areas filled with seeds and gel, surrounded by the tomato’s flesh.

*Pell, S.K., Angell, B. (2016). A botanist’s vocabulary: 1300 terms explained and illustrated. Portland: Timber Press.

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