leukorrhea

noun

leu·​kor·​rhea ˌlü-kə-ˈrē-ə How to pronounce leukorrhea (audio)
: a whitish viscid discharge from the vagina resulting from inflammation or congestion of the mucous membrane
leukorrheal adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1797, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leukorrhea was circa 1797

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“Leukorrhea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leukorrhea. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

leukorrhea

noun
leu·​kor·​rhea
variants or chiefly British leucorrhoea
: a white, yellowish, or greenish white viscid discharge from the vagina resulting from inflammation or congestion of the uterine or vaginal mucous membrane
leukorrheal adjective
or chiefly British leucorrhoeal

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