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locus

lo·cus

locus

pronunciation:
lo ks
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part of speech: noun
inflections: loci
definition 1: a locality or place.
similar words:
locality, location
definition 2: the set of all points, lines, or surfaces that satisfies certain specified mathematical conditions.
definition 3: the position of a gene on a chromosome.
Word Parts
The word locus contains the following part:
loc Latin root that means place