meconium[mi kō′nē əm]
Origin: ModL < L, meconium, orig. poppy juice < Gr mēkōnion < mēkōn, poppy < IE *mak(en)- > OHG maho (Ger mohn), Russ mak
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Origin: Latin mēcōnium, poppy juice, from Greek mēkōnion, from mēkōn, poppy.
meconium - Medical Definition
- A dark green fecal material that accumulates in the fetal intestines and is discharged at or near the time of birth.
- See opium.