lochia

lochia

[loh-kee-uh, lok-ee-uh]
noun, plural lochia. Medicine/Medical.
the liquid discharge from the uterus after childbirth.

Origin:
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

lochial, adjective
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lochia (ˈlɒkɪə)
 
n
a vaginal discharge of cellular debris, mucus, and blood following childbirth
 
[C17: New Latin from Greek lokhia, from lokhios, from lokhos childbirth]
 
'lochial
 
adj

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lochia
1680s, Mod.L., from Gk. lokhia, neut. pl. of lokhios "pertaining to childbirth," from lokhos "a lying in."
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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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