Lochia Definition

lōkē-ə, lŏkē-ə
The normal uterine discharge of blood, tissue, and mucus from the vagina after childbirth.
American Heritage Medicine
The uterine discharge from the vagina that occurs for several days after childbirth.
Webster's New World

Origin of Lochia

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

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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