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locus

 [lo´kus] (L.)
1. a place or site.
2. in genetics, the specific site of a gene on a chromosome.
locus ceru´leus a pigmented eminence in the superior angle of the floor of the fourth ventricle of the brain.
locus of control a belief regarding responsibility for actions. Individuals with an internal locus of control generally hold themselves responsible for actions and consequences, while those with an external locus of control tend to believe that they are not able to affect a personal outcome and that luck or destiny are responsible for their actions.

lo·cus

, pl.

lo·ci

(lō'kŭs, lō'sī),
1. A place; usually, a specific site.
2. The position that a gene occupies on a chromosome.
3. The position of a point, as defined by the coordinates on a graph.
[L.]

locus

/lo·cus/ (lo´kus) pl. lo´ci, lo´ca   [L.]
1. place; site.
2. in genetics, the specific site of a gene on a chromosome.

locus caeru´leus  a pigmented eminence in the superior angle of the floor of the fourth ventricle of the brain.

locus

(lō′kəs)
n. pl. lo·ci (-sī′, -kē, -kī′)
1. A locality; a place.
2. The position that a given gene or genetic marker occupies on a chromosome.

locus

pl. loci [lō′sī, lō′kē]
Etymology: L, place
a specific place or position, such as the locus of a particular gene on a chromosome.

loci

Plural of locus. While this is generally pronounced in the UK as it is in the US, there exists a less common UK-specific pronunciation, which is usually used at an academic level.

Medspeak-UK: pronounced, low KAI
Medspeak-US: pronounced, low SAI

lo·cus

, pl. loci (lō'kŭs, -sī)
1. A place; usually, a specific site.
2. The position that a gene occupies on a chromosome.
3. The position of a point, as defined by the coordinates on a graph.

locus

The position on a chromosome at which the gene for a particular characteristic resides. The plural is loci. A locus can contain any of the ALLELES of the gene.

locus

(pl. loci) the position of a gene along a chromosome.

locus

specific site, e.g. of genes on a chromosome

lo·cus

, pl. loci (lōkŭs, -sī)
1. A place or site.
2. The position that a gene occupies on a chromosome.
3. The position of a point, as defined by graph coordinates.

locus

pl. loci [L.] place; site; in genetics, the specific site of a gene on a chromosome.

locus ceruleus
a pigmented eminence in the superior angle of the floor of the fourth ventricle of the brain.
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Locus of control is a generalized expectancy that reflects the degree to which individuals perceive consequences as an outcome of their own behavior and abilities rather than some external force such as luck, chance, or powerful others, affects how much a person procrastinates (Ariely & Wertenbroch, 2002; Janssen & Carton, 1999; Milgram & Tenne, 2000).
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The findings of this study indicate that college students with an external locus of control exhibit the worst financial behaviors.
Locus of control was another variable that investigated in this research, Locus of control is effectively defined as a person's perception of control over his/her own life and how he/she copes with events (3).