loculus

noun

loc·​u·​lus ˈlä-kyə-ləs How to pronounce loculus (audio)
plural loculi ˈlä-kyə-ˌlī How to pronounce loculus (audio)
-ˌlē
: a small chamber or cavity especially in a plant or animal body

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of locus

First Known Use

1673, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of loculus was in 1673

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Cite this Entry

“Loculus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loculus. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition

loculus

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