Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A thick, whitish discharge from the vagina or cervical canal.

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  • n. thick, whitish vaginal discharge.

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  • n. discharge of white mucous material from the vagina; often an indication of infection

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek λευκός (leukos, "white") + ῥοία (rhoia, "flow, flux") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • More often, the mucus becomes thin and liquid leukorrhea.

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  • Usually, menstrual flow increases (menorrhagia), but sometimes it decreases (dysmenorrhea); a whitish discharge (leukorrhea) may also occur.

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  • The vagina was spacious and the woman had a profuse leukorrhea.

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  • * Inquiring focuses on the "seven inquiries", which are: chills and fever; perspiration; appetite, thirst and taste; defecation and urination; pain; sleep; and menses and leukorrhea.

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  • It is indicated as a rejuvenator and a tonic of high potency which induces health, vigor, improves appetite, increases memory, generates semen of high quality, cures gonorrhea, spermatorrhea, and leukorrhea.

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  • This herb can also treat premature ejaculation, leukorrhea as well as aching lower back.

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  • All of which sound just as bad as they are!

    August 6, 2007

  • I've also seen this word spelled leuchorrhea or leukorrhoea. It's adjective form is leukorrheal.

    August 4, 2007