lochia [loh-kee-uh, lok-ee-uh] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun, plural lo·chi·a. Medicine/Medical. the liquid discharge from the uterus after childbirth. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of lochia 1675–85; New Latin Greek, noun use of neuter plural of lóchios of childbirth, equivalent to lóch(os) childbirth (akin to léchesthai to lie down; see lie2) + -ios adj. suffixRelated formslo·chi·al, adjective Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for lochia Historical Examples of lochia

  • If the amount of the lochia should be excessive it should be investigated.

    The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)

    W. Grant Hague, M.D.

  • The lochia were discharged regularly; and in three weeks, she was able to sit up, and in three more, quite well.

    North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826


  • The first few days the lochia is very red because of the large amount of blood which it contains.

    The Mother and Her Child

    William S. Sadler

  • In some few cases however, the lochia continues to flow, or even increases, and the breasts remain full up to the time of death.

    The Matron’s Manual of Midwifery, and the Diseases of Women During Pregnancy and in Childbed

    Frederick Hollick

  • The odor of the lochia is at first that of fresh blood; later it has the odor peculiar to these parts.

    The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)

    W. Grant Hague, M.D.

  • British Dictionary definitions for lochia lochia noun a vaginal discharge of cellular debris, mucus, and blood following childbirth Derived Formslochial, adjectiveWord Origin for lochia C17: New Latin from Greek lokhia, from lokhios, from lokhos childbirth Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for lochia n.

    “discharge from the uterus after childbirth,” 1680s, Modern Latin, from Greek lokhia, neuter plural of lokhios “pertaining to childbirth,” from lokhos “a lying in, childbirth,” also, “an ambush,” from PIE root *legh- “to lie, lay” (see lie (v.2)).

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper lochia in Medicine lochia [lō′kē-ə, lŏk′ē-ə] pl.n. The normal uterine discharge of blood, tissue, and mucus from the vagina after childbirth. Related formslo′chi•al adj. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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