from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Archaic A midwife.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Roman mythology, the goddess who presided over childbirth, considered as a daughter of Jupiter and Juno, but frequently confused with Juno or with Diana. She corresponded more or less closely to the Greek goddes Eileithyia.
- n. [N.L.] In zoology
- n. The typical genus of Lucinidæ, having both lateral and cardinal teeth.
- n. A genus of flies of the family Sciomyzidœ, containing two large gray European species resembling members of the genus Scatophaga.
- n. A genus of orthopterous insects.
A pious lady called Lucina, admonished by the martyr in a vision, got it privately removed, and buried it in the catacombs,  at the entrance of the cemetery of Calixtus.
Von Siebold in his "Lucina" has recorded a fetus which weighed 22 1/2 pounds.
Though her name appears to contain the same stem (_iu_) as 'Jupiter,' and her epithet 'Lucina' the stem
[Footnote 1: Diana, also called Lucina, for the reason given in the text.
One student, Lucina Kayee from the Twin Cities, grew up in West Africa and witnessed her brother as he was taken away to become a child soldier.
It is stories like Lucina's that motivate me to keep fighting for youth violence prevention legislation.
They've started growing nitrogen-fixing trees, including Lucina to help restore soils, as well other trees, such as the so-called "green gold of Ghana," moringa.
Señor Fajardo gives me the name and phone number of one Lucina Kathmann, the current president of the local PEN chapter.
For several years they had no children, and it seemed as if Doctor Gray, who had so often assisted the efforts of the goddess Lucina, was never to invoke her in his own behalf.
She was on the phone with her good friend Lucina Hernandez Contraria Rodriguez Jane DeSoto Palafox, who is also a member of the "death alert" squad.
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