noun, plural lo·chi·a. Medicine/Medical.
Origin of lochia
Examples from the Web for lochia
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 other cases the lochia continues too long, or in too great quantity, owing to the deficiency of venous absorption.Zoonomia, Vol. II|Erasmus Darwin
In some few cases however, the lochia continues to flow, or even increases, and the breasts remain full up to the time of death.
If consequent on parturition the lochia cease or become offensive.
The lochia were discharged regularly; and in three weeks, she was able to sit up, and in three more, quite well.
Word Origin for lochia
"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)).