loculus [lok-yuh-luh s] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun, plural loc·u·li [lok-yuh-lahy, -lee] /ˈlɒk yəˌlaɪ, -ˌli/. Biology.. Ecclesiastical. a compartment in an altar, in which relics are kept. a recess in an ancient catacomb or tomb, where a body or cinerary urn was placed.
Origin of loculus 1855–60; New Latin, special use of Latin loculus, diminutive of locus place; see, Related formsin·ter·loc·u·lus, noun, plural in·ter·loc·u·li. Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for loculus Historical Examples of loculus
At the head and foot of the Loculus were iron rings whereby it could be lifted.
And the loculus was placed in the shrine, and the shrine for the present closed.
Locular, relating to the cell or compartment (Loculus) of an ovary, &c.
The picture we are about to examine is found over a loculus or grave in this cemetery of Priscilla.
The body was then lifted to its place in the shrine, and the panels of the loculus refixed.