Definition of Loculus

1. Noun. A small cavity or space within an organ or in a plant or animal.

Exact synonyms: Locule
Generic synonyms: Bodily Cavity, Cavity, Cavum



Definition of Loculus

1. n. One of the spaces between the septa in the Anthozoa.

Definition of Loculus

1. Noun. A little place or space; a cell; a chamberlet. ¹

2. Noun. 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. ¹

3. Noun. (zoology) One of the spaces between the septa in the Anthozoa. ¹

4. Noun. (botany) One of the compartments of a several-celled ovary; loculament. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Loculus

1. a small, cell-like chamber [n -LI]

Medical Definition of Loculus

1. An enclosed compartment within an organ for example an ovary, an anther. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Loculus

locsiton
locsitons
loculament
loculaments
locular
loculate
loculated
loculation
loculation syndrome
locule
loculed
locules
loculi
loculicidal
loculous
loculus (current term)
locum
locum tenant
locum tenens
locum tenentes
locums
locus
locus ceruleus
locus cinereus
locus coeruleus
locus control region
locus ferrugineus
locus minoris resistentiae
locus niger

Literary usage of Loculus

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Interment in the wall-recess or loculus, though infini tel y the most common, was not the only mode employed in ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Interment in the wall-recess or loculus, though infinitely tbc most common, was not the only mode employed in the catacombs FIG. 4.—Loculi. (From de Rossi. ..."

3. Past and Present: And Heroes and Hero-worship by Thomas Carlyle (1893)
"These finished, the Abbot and ' certain with him are clothed in their albs ; and, approaching ' reverently, set about uncovering the loculus. ..."

4. The Pyramids and Temples of Gizeh by William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1883)
"This loculus chamber was doubtless intended to contain coffins, judging by the sizes of the recesses. The chamber is on N. 74-0, S. 77-0, E. 211, ..."

5. History of Friedrich the Second: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"These finished, the Abbot and certain with him are clothed in their albs ; and, approaching reverently, set about uncovering the loculus. ..."

6. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"These finished, the Abbot and certain with him are clothed in their albs ; and, approaching reverently, set about uncovering the loculus. ..."

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