noun, plural: loci
(general) A place, space or locality, especially a centre of an activity.
(mathematics) The set of all points whose coordinates satisfy a given equation or condition.
(genetics) The location of a gene (or of a significant sequence) on a chromosome, as in genetic locus.
(medicine) The site on the body where a pathogen enters.
Word origin: Latin stlocus, a place.
- complex locus
- genetic locus
- locus coeruleus
- marker locus
- w locus
- y-linked locus