loculus

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noun loc·u·lus \ˈlä-kyə-ləs\

Definition of loculus

plural

loculi

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  1. :  a small chamber or cavity especially in a plant or animal body

Origin and Etymology of loculus

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of locus


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loculus

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noun loc·u·lus \ˈläk-yə-ləs\

Medical Definition of loculus

plural

loculi

\-ˌlī also -ˌlē\play play
  1. :  a small chamber or cavity especially in a plant or animal body the medullary cavity was opened up…it was curetted out and the various loculi joined—Lancet

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