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Locus

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Definition

noun, plural: loci

(general) A place, space or locality, especially a centre of an activity.

(mathematics) The set of all points whose coordinates satisfy a given equation or condition.

(genetics) The location of a gene (or of a significant sequence) on a chromosome, as in genetic locus.

(medicine) The site on the body where a pathogen enters.


Supplement

Word origin: Latin stlocus, a place.

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