locus clas·si·cus noun \-ˈkla-si-kəs\
plural loci clas·si·ci \-ˈkla-sə-ˌsī, -ˌkī, -ˌkē\
: a passage that has become a standard for the elucidation of a word or subject
: a classic case or example
Origin of LOCUS CLASSICUS
First Known Use: 1853
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