[ lok-yuh-luhs ]

noun,plural loc·u·li [lok-yuh-lahy, -lee]. /ˈlɒk yəˌlaɪ, -ˌli/.
  1. Biology. locule.

  2. Ecclesiastical. a compartment in an altar, in which relics are kept.

  1. a recess in an ancient catacomb or tomb, where a body or cinerary urn was placed.

Origin of loculus

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

Other words from loculus

  • in·ter·loc·u·lus, noun, plural in·ter·loc·u·li.

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