AskDefine | Define loculus

Dictionary Definition

loculus n : a small cavity or space within an organ or in a plant or animal [syn: locule] [also: loculi (pl)]

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English

Noun

  1. A little place or space; a cell; a chamberlet.
  2. In ancient catacombs and tombs of some types, a small separate chamber or recess cut into the rock, for the reception of a body or urn.
  3. One of the spaces between the septa in the Anthozoa.
  4. One of the compartments of a several-celled ovary; loculament.

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Extensive Definition

Loculus is a Latin word literally meaning little place and is (or was) used in a number of senses.
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