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Definition of Loci

Babylon English Dictionary

place, location
Loci Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
seat| rank| position; soldier's post; quarters; category; book passage| topic
|part of the body; female genitals (pl.); grounds of proof
(pl.) passages in literary works.
Latin-English Online Dictionary
passages in literary works
Loci Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(pl. )
of Locus
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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  similar words(1) 

 genius loci 
  clio  coil
WordNet 2.0

1. the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
(synonym) venue, locale
(hypernym) scene
2. the specific site of a particular gene on its chromosome
(hypernym) site, situation
3. the set of all points or lines that satisfy or are determined by specific conditions; "the locus of points equidistant from a given point is a circle"
(hypernym) set
Loci Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Common Terms in Evolutionary Biology and Genetics
The position on a chromosome occupied by a particular gene (plural: loci).
Loci Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
The word locus (plural loci) is Latin for "place". It can mean:

  • Locus of control, in industrial psychology, having an internal or external locus of control
  • Locus (genetics), the position of a gene (or other significant sequence) on a chromosome
  • Locus (mathematics), the set of points satisfying a particular condition, often forming a curve
  • Root locus, a diagram visualizing the position of roots as a parameter changes
  • Locus (medicine), the "place" on the body where a pathogen enters
  • Locus Technologies, an environmental software company
  • Locus Trading, a trading and tracking letter that follows the worlds best billionaires

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Loci Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
President's DNA Initiative Glossary
The specific physical location of a gene on a chromosome.
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Loci Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Terms
A general anatomical term for a site in the body or the position of a gene on a chromosome. Longitudinal study: Also referred to as a "cohort study" or "prospective study" the analytic method of epidemiologic study in which subsets of a defined population can be identified who are, have been, or in the future may be exposed or not exposed, or exposed in different degrees, to a factor or factors hypothesized to influence the probability of occurrence of a given disease or other outcome. The main feature of this type of study is to observe large numbers of subjects over an extended time, with comparisons of incidence rates in groups that differ in exposure levels.
National Institutes of Health
Terms and Definitions
The position on a chromosome of a gene or other chromosome marker; also, the DNA at that position. The use of locus is sometimes restricted to mean regions of DNA that are expressed. See gene expression.
Aids Glossary
a place or site.