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.
- in·ter·loc·u·lus, noun, plural in·ter·loc·u·li.
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How to use loculus in a sentence
Interment in the wall-recess or loculus, though infinitely the most common, was not the only mode employed in the catacombs.
Unilocular, ū-ni-lok′ū-lar, adj. having but one loculus or cavity, as the heart of an amphioxus.
And the loculus was placed in the shrine, and the shrine for the present closed.Curiosities of Christian History | Croake James
The body was then lifted to its place in the shrine, and the panels of the loculus refixed.Curiosities of Christian History | Croake James
The picture we are about to examine is found over a loculus or grave in this cemetery of Priscilla.