Meaning of LOCUS in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈlō-kəs ]


( plural lo·ci ˈlō-ˌsī, -ˌkī, -ˌkē)

Etymology: Latin — more at stall

Date: 1715


a. : the place where something is situated or occurs : site , location

was the culture of medicine in the beginning dispersed from a single focus or did it arise in several loci ? — S. C. Harvey

b. : a center of activity, attention, or concentration

in democracy the locus of power is in the people — H. G. Rickover

2. : the set of all points whose location is determined by stated conditions

3. : the position in a chromosome of a particular gene or allele

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