loculus [lok-yuh-luh s] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun, plural loc·u·li [lok-yuh-lahy, -lee] /ˈlɒk yəˌlaɪ, -ˌli/. Biology. locule. 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. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of loculus 1855–60; New Latin, special use of Latin loculus, diminutive of locus place; see locus, -ule 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.

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    Thomas Carlyle

  • And the loculus was placed in the shrine, and the shrine for the present closed.

    Curiosities of Christian History

    Croake James

  • Locular, relating to the cell or compartment (Loculus) of an ovary, &c.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • The picture we are about to examine is found over a loculus or grave in this cemetery of Priscilla.

    The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 1, February, 1865


  • The body was then lifted to its place in the shrine, and the panels of the loculus refixed.

    Curiosities of Christian History

    Croake James

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