noun, plural loculi [lok-yuh-lahy, -lee] .
Biology, locule.
Ecclesiastical. 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.

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

interloculus, noun, plural interloculi.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To loculus
World English Dictionary
locule or loculus (ˈlɒkjuːl, ˈlɒkjʊləs)
n , pl locules, loculi
1.  botany any of the chambers of an ovary or anther
2.  biology any small cavity or chamber
[C19: New Latin, from Latin: compartment, from locus place]
loculus or loculus (ˈlɒkjuːl, ˈlɒkjʊləs, ˈlɒkjʊˌlaɪ)
[C19: New Latin, from Latin: compartment, from locus place]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences for loculus
Loculus the cavities located with in a carpel, ovary or anther.
Related Words
Related Searches
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature