interloculus

loculus

[lok-yuh-luhs]
noun, plural loculi [lok-yuh-lahy, -lee] .
1.
Biology, locule.
2.
Ecclesiastical. a compartment in an altar, in which relics are kept.
3.
a recess in an ancient catacomb or tomb, where a body or cinerary urn was placed.

Origin:
1855–60; < Neo-Latin, special use of Latin loculus, diminutive of locus place; see locus, -ule

interloculus, noun, plural interloculi.
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loculus

noun
a small cavity or space within an organ or in a plant or animal [syn: locule
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