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loculus

[lok-yuh-luh s] /ˈlɒk yə ləs/
noun, plural loculi
[lok-yuh-lahy, -lee] /ˈlɒk yəˌlaɪ, -ˌli/ (Show IPA)
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 of loculus
1855-1860
1855-60; < New Latin, special use of Latin loculus, diminutive of locus place; see locus, -ule
Related forms
interloculus, noun, plural interloculi.
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