Meaning of LOCUS in English

ˈlōkəs noun

( plural lo·ci ˈlōˌsī, -ˌsē, -ˌkē ; also lo·ca ˈlōkə)

Etymology: Latin — more at stall

1. : place , locality ; especially : the place connected with a particular event having legal import — used especially in legal phrases


[by shortening]

: locus classicus


[New Latin, from Latin]

a. : the regular linear position occupied in a chromosome by any one gene or its allele

b. : the point in a chromosome associated with a particular hereditary character


[New Latin, from Latin]

mathematics : the collection of all points whose location is determined by some stated law

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