Meaning of loculus

loc•u•lus

Pronunciation: (lok'yu-lus), [key]
— pl. -li
  1. locule.
  2. a compartment in an altar, in which relics are kept.
  3. a recess in an ancient catacomb or tomb, where a body or cinerary urn was placed.
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