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lying–in

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noun ly·ing–in \ˌlī-iŋ-ˈin\

Simple Definition of lying–in

  • : the time when a woman lies in bed before, while, and after giving birth to a baby

Full Definition of lying–in

plural lyings–in or lying–ins

  1. :  the state attending and consequent to childbirth :  confinement


Medical Dictionary

lying–in

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noun ly·ing–in \ˌlī-iŋ-ˈin\

Medical Definition of lying–in

plural lyings–in or lying–ins

  1. :  the state attending and consequent to childbirth :  confinement




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