meconium

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noun me·co·ni·um \ 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

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Origin and Etymology of meconium

Latin, literally, poppy juice, from Greek mēkōnion, from mēkōn poppy; akin to Old High German mago poppy


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meconium

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noun me·co·ni·um \ mi-ˈkō-nē-əm \

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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