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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.
[Latin mēcōnium, poppy juice, from Greek mēkōnion, from mēkōn, poppy.]
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1. (Physiology) the dark green mucoid material that forms the first faeces of a newborn infant
2. (Recreational Drugs) opium or the juice from the opium poppy
[C17: from New Latin, from Latin: poppy juice (used also of infant's excrement because of similarity in colour), from Greek mēkōneion, from mēkōn poppy]
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me•co•ni•um(mɪˈkoʊ ni əm)
the first fecal excretion of a newborn child, composed chiefly of bile, mucus, and epithelial cells.
[1595–1605; < Latin < Greek mēkṓnion opium, meconium, diminutive of mḗkōn poppy]
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primera fecalización del recién nacido.
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