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lochia

Syllabification: lo·chi·a
Pronunciation: /ˈlōkēə, ˈläk-
 
/

Definition of lochia in English:

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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

lochial

1
adjective

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