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lochia

[loh-kee-uh, lok-ee-uh] /ˈloʊ ki ə, ˈlɒk i ə/
noun, plural lochia. Medicine/Medical
1.
the liquid discharge from the uterus after childbirth.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; < Neo-Latin < Greek, noun use of neuter plural of lóchios of childbirth, equivalent to lóch(os) childbirth (akin to léchesthai to lie down; see lie2) + -ios adj. suffix
Related forms
lochial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lochia

lochia

/ˈlɒkɪə/
noun
1.
a vaginal discharge of cellular debris, mucus, and blood following childbirth
Derived Forms
lochial, adjective
Word Origin
C17: New Latin from Greek lokhia, from lokhios, from lokhos childbirth
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Word Origin and History for lochia
lochia
1680s, Mod.L., from Gk. lokhia, neut. pl. of lokhios "pertaining to childbirth," from lokhos "a lying in."
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lochia in Medicine

lochia lo·chi·a (lō'kē-ə, lŏk'ē-ə)
pl.n.
The normal uterine discharge of blood, tissue, and mucus from the vagina after childbirth.


lo'chi·al adj.
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