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[lok-yuh-luh s] /ˈlɒk yə ləs/

noun, plural loculi
[lok-yuh-lahy, -lee] /ˈlɒk yəˌlaɪ, -ˌli/ (Show IPA)
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.


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