Definition of lochia in English:

lochia

Line breaks: lo¦chia
Pronunciation: /ˈlɒkɪə
 
, ˈləʊ-/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • The normal discharge from the uterus after childbirth.
    More example sentences
    • You will have lochia, or post-partum bleeding for up to a few weeks.
    • The flow of lochia is heavy following birth, and then becomes gradually lighter, lasting up to 6 weeks.
    • Typically, lochia is not the result of any health complication and will end on its own when your body is ready.

Derivatives

lochial

adjective

Origin

late 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek lokhia, neuter plural (used as a noun) of lokhios 'of childbirth'.

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