loculus

noun
loc·​u·​lus | \ ˈlä-kyə-ləs How to pronounce loculus (audio) \
plural loculi\ ˈlä-​kyə-​ˌlī How to pronounce loculi (audio) , -​ˌlē \

Definition of loculus

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

First Known Use of loculus

1673, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for loculus

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of locus

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“Loculus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loculus. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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loculus

noun
loc·​u·​lus | \ ˈläk-yə-ləs How to pronounce loculus (audio) \
plural loculi\ -​ˌlī also -​ˌlē \

Medical Definition of loculus

: 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 joinedLancet

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