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loculus

 [lok´u-lus] (L.)
1. a small space or cavity.
2. a local enlargement of the uterus in some mammals, containing an embryo. adj., adj loc´ular.

loc·u·lus

, pl.

loc·u·li

(lok'yū-lŭs, -lī),
A small cavity or chamber.
[L. dim. of locus, place]

loc·u·lus

, pl. loculi (lok'yū-lŭs, -lī)
A small cavity or chamber.
[L. dim. of locus, place]
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The adult females of this new species of soft scale share character-states with the Eulecaniinae (absence of dorsal tubercles, pocket-like sclerotisations and dorsal tubular ducts; spinose marginal setae, and multilocular disc-pores extending anteriorly onto thorax and head) but the multilocular disc-pores have 7 or fewer loculi, ventral tubular ducts are absent, the legs have an articulatory sclerosis and the claw digitules are broad.
Spiracular discpores each mainly with 5 loculi (range 4-7), in a more or less single line between each spiracle and stigmatic cleft; with about 4-8 (usually 7 or 8) in each anterior band and 4-10 (usually 8-10) in each posterior band.
Spiracular discpores each mainly with 5 loculi, in a more or less single line between each spiracle and stigmatic cleft; with 7-10 in each anterior band and 8-10 in each posterior band.
4.20-4.22), while the limestone slabs that sealed some of the loculi could be painted to resemble festooned doors (e.g., color figs.
Individual loculi could contain more than one body, and as corpses decayed, older burials were displaced or disposed of to accommodate more bodies, an observation underscored by the small number of skulls among the remains.
with a strongly Greek character, evidenced by the types of burials made there, the iconography of the loculi decoration and finds, and the names attested for the deceased (although the last is not a reliable indicator of ethnic affiliation).
Diagnostic characters of this genus are the two neighbouring groups of testes, and the structure of loculi of the haptor.
Haptor 1.3 mm-2.2 (1.6 mm) in diameter, with peripheral papilliform ornamentation, pedunculated, concave; with 17 septa, two of them bifid, and other two incomplete; two central loculi of unequal size.