Lochia meaning

lōkē-ə, lŏkē-ə
The normal uterine discharge of blood, tissue, and mucus from the vagina after childbirth.
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The uterine discharge from the vagina that occurs for several days after childbirth.
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The normal uterine discharge of blood, tissue, and mucus from the vagina after childbirth.
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Normal post-partum vaginal discharge; blood, mucus, and placental tissue that are discharged from a female's vagina (similar to menstruation) for several weeks after she has given birth.
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Origin of lochia

  • Greek lokhia from neuter pl. of lokhios of childbirth from lokhos childbirth legh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin lochia, from Ancient Greek λοχεία (lokheia), neuter plural of λοχείος (lokheios, “of childbirth"), from λόχος (lokhos, “childbirth").

    From Wiktionary