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lochia Line breaks: lo¦chia
Pronunciation: /ˈlɒkɪə/

Definition of lochia in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
The normal discharge from the uterus after childbirth.
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.




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

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