- 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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At the head and foot of the Loculus were iron rings whereby it could be lifted.Past and Present
And the loculus was placed in the shrine, and the shrine for the present closed.
Locular, relating to the cell or compartment (Loculus) of an ovary, &c.The Elements of Botany
The picture we are about to examine is found over a loculus or grave in this cemetery of Priscilla.
The body was then lifted to its place in the shrine, and the panels of the loculus refixed.