noun, plural loculi /ˈlɒkyəˌlaɪ, -ˌli/ [lok-yuh-lahy, -lee] Show IPA .
a compartment in an altar, in which
relics are kept.
a recess in an ancient catacomb or tomb, where a body or cinerary urn was placed.
Origin: 1855–60; Related forms
special use of Latin loculus,
diminutive of locus
place; see locus
interloculus, noun, plural interloculi.