any small cavity or chamber in plant or animal tissue
Origin of loculusModern Latin from L, diminutive of locus, place: see local
- A little place or space; a cell; a chamberlet.
- In ancient catacombs and tombs of some types, a small separate chamber or recess cut into the rock, for the reception of a body or urn.
- (zoology) One of the spaces between the septa in the Anthozoa.
- (botany) One of the compartments of a several-celled ovary; loculament.