Meaning of unilocular in English:


Pronunciation /ˌjuːnɪˈlɒkjʊlə/


Botany Zoology
  • Having, consisting of, or characterized by only one loculus or cavity; single-chambered.

    ‘unilocular sporangia’
    • ‘A cystic structure detected on ultrasound that is unilateral, unilocular, without a septum or ascites, and less than 5 cm can be followed conservatively with serial sonography.’
    • ‘Taxa within the group are variously unilocular or multilocular, spherical, tubular or uniserial, and coiled or uncoiled.’
    • ‘Although foraminiferans are known for certain since the earliest Cambrian, their diversity and variability during the Cambrian is limited to a few agglutinated unilocular genera.’
    • ‘The testis was nearly entirely replaced by a thin-walled unilocular cystic mass measuring 2.0 cm in greatest dimension.’
    • ‘The most common type is the retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenomas, which are benign cystic tumors characterized by a large unilocular or multilocular cyst.’