the greenish fecal matter in a fetus, forming the first bowel movement of a newborn infant
Origin of meconiumModern Latin ; from L, meconium, origin, originally poppy juice ; from Classical Greek m?k?nion ; from m?k?n, poppy ; from Indo-European an unverified form mak(en)- from source Old High German maho (Ger mohn), Russian mak
A dark green fecal material that accumulates in the fetal intestines and is discharged at or near the time of birth.
Origin of meconiumLatin m&emacron;c&omacron;nium, poppy juice, from Greek m&emacron;k&omacron;nion, from m&emacron;k&omacron;n, poppy.
From Latin mÄ“cÅnium (“opium; excrement of a newborn child"), from Ancient Greek Î¼Î·ÎºÏŽÎ½Î¹Î¿Î½ (mÄ“kÅnion, “poppy-juice, opium"), from Î¼Î®ÎºÏ‰Î½ (mÄ“kÅn, “poppy").