loculus definition

  • noun:
    • Variant of locule.
    • only a little location or space; a cell; a chamberlet.
    • In ancient catacombs and tombs of some types, a tiny individual chamber or recess cut in to the rock, the reception of a body or urn.
    • One of the areas between the septa in Anthozoa.
    • among the compartments of a several-celled ovary; loculament.
    • among areas involving the septa in the Anthozoa.
    • one of several compartments of a several-celled ovary; loculament.
    • slightly destination or room; a cell; a chamberlet; generally, in bot., anat., and zoology, one of a number of tiny compartments or cells, divided from 1 another by septa, as in the tests of foraminifers; especially, in corals, among the rooms between the septa associated with calcified cup or theca.
    • In old catacombs and tombs of some types, a small separate chamber or recess, the reception of a body or of an urn, etc. If the human anatomy had been placed in the loculus the opening ended up being shut with a slab of marble, or had been usually accumulated. See cuts under cinerary and columbarium.
    • In zoology: Same as air-chamber, 4.
    • a small hole or space within an organ or perhaps in a plant or animal

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