Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a mucous or mucopurulent discharge of a white color from the vagina; fluor albus; the whites. Also called blennelytria and colporrhea.
- n. alternative spelling of leukorrhea.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A discharge of a white, yellowish, or greenish, viscid mucus, resulting from inflammation or irritation of the membrane lining the genital organs of the female; the whites.
- n. discharge of white mucous material from the vagina; often an indication of infection
“The most common symptoms of inflammation of the womb are pain in the pelvic region, a dull backache, especially across the hips, and a vaginal discharge called leucorrhoea (whites).”
“Although women suffer no seminal loss, they suffer the debilitating effects of leucorrhoea, which is in some degree injurious in the same manner as seminal losses in the male.”
“It cures cases of advanced constipation, leucorrhoea, hydrocele, cataract, and migraine and skin disorders.”
“Infantile leucorrhoea is common, and many innocent people have been exposed to danger from false charges of rape on children, instituted as a means of levying blackmail.”
“Retention of the fetal membranes is a very common cause of leucorrhoea.”
“Tea made from parched egg shells or green coffee is good for leucorrhoea.”
“-- In case of persistent leucorrhoea use the temperature of water from seventy-two to eighty-five degrees Fahrenheit.”
“This, I think, promises to be the most efficient preparation, and will prove valuable as an injection in the treatment of leucorrhoea, hemorrhages, and similar disorders.”
“The general idea that only married women have leucorrhoea, or whites, is fallacious.”
“Any leucorrhoea shows a disordered condition which should be corrected.”
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