- 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.
Origin of loculus
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Examples from the Web for loculi
Sometimes the loculi were excavated with mathematical precision.
The loculi are of all sizes, from that of the infant of an hour to that of an adult man.
It had no loculi, but recesses in the wall to receive sarcophagi.
Near this a whole region of galleries has been brought to light with loculi intact.
A short distance from the entrance, I came to a vestibule surrounded with loculi or rock-hewn graves.Roman Mosaics