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also leu·cor·rhe·a  (lo͞o′kə-rē′ə)
A thick, whitish discharge from the vagina or cervical canal.

leu′kor·rhe′al adj.
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a white, mucous, vaginal discharge, usually the result of an infection of the vagina. Also called the whites.
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Noun1.leucorrhea - discharge of white mucous material from the vagina; often an indication of infection
mucous secretion, mucus - protective secretion of the mucus membranes; in the gut it lubricates the passage of food and protects the epithelial cells; in the nose and throat and lungs it can make it difficult for bacteria to penetrate the body through the epithelium
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