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n. pl. ly·ings-in (lī′ĭngz-) or ly·ing-ins (-ĭnz′)
The condition of a woman in the process of giving birth.
Of or intended for use during childbirth: a lying-in hospital.
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n, pl lyings-in
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics)
a. confinement in childbirth
b. (as modifier): a lying-in hospital.
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n., pl. ly•ings-in, ly•ing-ins,
1. the state of being in childbed; confinement.adj.
2. pertaining to or providing facilities for childbirth: a lying-in hospital.
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|Noun||1.||lying-in - concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"|
uterine contraction - a rhythmic tightening in labor of the upper uterine musculature that contracts the size of the uterus and pushes the fetus toward the birth canal
effacement - shortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor
maternity, pregnancy, gestation - the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
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lying-in(o.f.) [ˈlaɪɪŋˈɪn] (Med)
A. N (lyings-in (pl)) → parto m
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