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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting); The specific site of a particular gene on its chromosome; The set of all points or lines that satisfy or are determined by specific conditions;

Usage examples (34)
  • The locus of points equidistant from a given point is a circle
  • We can argue about whether the White House or the Hill was the main locus of the madness, but it was truly mad.
  • Kucherlapati, R.S. Insertion of DNA sequences into the human chromosomal beta-globin locus by homologous recombination.
  • (norepinephrine), which is released by a brain stem nucleus called the locus coeruleus and other nuclei associated with it. for more
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