meconium[mi kō′nē əm]
the greenish fecal matter in a fetus, forming the first bowel movement of a newborn infant
Origin of meconiumModern Latin ; from Classical Latin meconium, origin, originally poppy juice ; from Classical Greek mēkōnion ; from mēkōn, 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 mēcōnium, poppy juice, from Greek mēkōnion, from mēkōn, poppy.
From Latin mēcōnium (“opium; excrement of a newborn child”), from Ancient Greek μηκώνιον (mēkōnion, “poppy-juice, opium”), from μήκων (mēkōn, “poppy”).