locus
noun (plural loci) Etymology: Latin — more at stall Date: 1715 1. a. the place where something is situated or occurs ; site, location <
was the culture of medicine in the beginning dispersed from a single focus or did it arise in several loci? — S. C. Harvey
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b. a center of activity, attention, or concentration <
in democracy the locus of power is in the people — H. G. Rickover
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2. the set of all points whose location is determined by stated conditions 3. the position in a chromosome of a particular gene or allele

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  • locus — [ lɔkys ] n. m. • 1865; mot lat. « lieu » ♦ Biol. Localisation précise d un gène particulier sur un chromosome. Locus complexe. Locus létal. Des locus ou des loci [ lɔki; lɔsi ]. ● locus nom masculin (latin locus, lieu) Emplacement précis d un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • locus — lo·cus / lō kəs/ n: the place connected with a particular event having legal significance Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. locus …   Law dictionary

  • Locus — Lo cus, n.; pl. {Loci}, & {Loca}. [L., place. Cf. {Allow}, {Couch}, {Lieu}, {Local}.] 1. A place; a locality. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) The line traced by a point which varies its position according to some determinate law; the surface described… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • LOCUS — unde dictus sit, exponit hisce Iul. Caes. Scalig. poët. l. 3. c. 89. Locum παρὰ τὸν λόγον dicimus: quia proportio est inter locum et locatum. Λόγος insidiae dicuntur, quia veteres Graeci locum priscâ et abolitâ voce sic appellabant: etiam inter… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • locus — (izg. lȍkus) m DEFINICIJA mjesto SINTAGMA locus communis (izg. locus komúnis) »opće mjesto«, izraz kojim se označuje neki poznat, uobičajen, banalan misaoni pojam; locus delicti (izg. locus delìkti) mjesto počinjena zločina ETIMOLOGIJA lat …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • locus — anat. Voz latina que significa lugar. Medical Dictionary. 2011. locus Lugar o posición determ …   Diccionario médico

  • locus — LÓCUS pl. ci/ s. m. poziţie determinată ocupată de o genă sau de alelele ei în structura cromozomului. (< lat. locus) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • locus — (pl. loci), 1715, locality, from L. locus a place, spot, position, from O.Latin stlocus, lit. where something is placed, from PIE root *st(h)el to cause to stand, to place. Used by Latin writers for Gk. topos. Mathematical sense by 1750 …   Etymology dictionary

  • locus — s. m. [Genética] Ver lócus. • Plural: loci.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra latina …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • lócus — s. m. 2 núm. [Genética] Local específico de um cromossomo onde está situado um gene.   ‣ Etimologia: latim locus, i, lugar, sítio, localidade …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • locus — locus. См. локус. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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