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lying-in

 [li´ing-in]

lying-in

(lī′ĭng-ĭn′)
n. pl. lyings-in (lī′ĭngz-) or lying-ins (-ĭnz′)
The condition of a woman in the process of giving birth.
adj.
Of or intended for use during childbirth: a lying-in hospital.