Meaning of LOCUS in English

/loh"keuhs/ , n. , pl. loci /-suy, -kee, -kuy/ , loca /-keuh/ .

1. a place; locality.

2. a center or source, as of activities or power: locus of control.

3. Math. the set of all points, lines, or surfaces that satisfy a given requirement.

4. Genetics. the chromosomal position of a gene as determined by its linear order relative to the other genes on that chromosome.

[ 1525-35; stlocus a place ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .