meconium


me·co·ni·um

noun \mi-ˈkō-nē-əm\

Definition of MECONIUM

:  a dark greenish mass that accumulates in the bowel during fetal life and is discharged shortly after birth

Origin of MECONIUM

Latin, literally, poppy juice, from Greek mēkōnion, from mēkōn poppy; akin to Old High German mago poppy
First Known Use: circa 1706

me·co·ni·um

noun \mi-ˈkō-nē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MECONIUM

: a dark greenish mass of desquamated cells, mucus, and bile that accumulates in the bowel of a fetus and is typically discharged shortly after birth

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