1. A loculate region in an organ or tissue, or a loculate structure formed between surfaces of organs, mucous or serous membranes, and so on. 2. The process that results in the formation of a loculus or loculi.

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loc·u·la·tion .läk-yə-'lā-shən n
1) the condition of being or the process of becoming loculated <a gradual \loculation of bony tissue>
2) a group of loculi usu. isolated from surrounding structures (as by a fibrous tissue septum) <the development of \loculations in empyema>

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