locus locus  /ˈloʊ kəs/

Definition(s):

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

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Usage(s):

  1. If the locus coeruleus is indeed malfunctioning in autism, the problem could involve hundreds or even thousands of genes.
  2. For example, his work identifies the left prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain behind the left forehead, as a locus of neural activity strongly associated with deep meditation.
  3. In the 1970s, this vast shanty town became a locus of revolution.

News

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  1. "It is clear that the border areas between the two countries are the real locus of a lot of the extremist activity," Clinton said. "It's becoming obvious that Pakistan faces very serious internal threats, and that Afghanistan faces continuing...
    on Mar 6, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Dallas Morning News

  2. ...his silence for the first time on the roiling controversy of former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson's release from Bhopal, Arjun Singh said he had "no locus standi" on the matter.
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Arjun Singh Source: Hindustan Times

  3. Zille said the NDPP was "already an extension of the ANC", while the NPA was now in an "illogical" fashion disputing the DA's standing to bring the case. "This is illogical, because the National Prosecuting Authority granted the DA locus...
    on May 8, 2009 By: Helen Zille Source: Independent Online

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