Meconium meaning

mĭ-kōnē-əm
A dark green fecal material that accumulates in the fetal intestines and is discharged at or near the time of birth.
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The greenish fecal matter in a fetus, forming the first bowel movement of a newborn infant.
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A dark green fecal material that accumulates in the fetal intestines and is discharged at or near the time of birth.
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(medicine) A dark green mass, the contents of the fetal intestines during the later stages of mammalian gestation, that forms the first faeces of the newborn.
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Origin of meconium

  • Latin mēcōnium poppy juice from Greek mēkōnion from mēkōn poppy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin mÄ“cōnium (“opium; excrement of a newborn child"), from Ancient Greek μηκώνιον (mÄ“kōnion, “poppy-juice, opium"), from μήκων (mÄ“kōn, “poppy").

    From Wiktionary