Definition of Meconin

1. n. A substance regarded as an anhydride of meconinic acid, existing in opium and extracted as a white crystalline substance. Also erroneously called meconina, meconia, etc., as though it were an alkaloid.



Definition of Meconin

1. Noun. (chemistry) A substance regarded as an anhydride of meconinic acid, found in opium. ¹

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Definition of Meconin

1. a white fusible neutral substance [n -S]

Medical Definition of Meconin

1. A substance regarded as an anhydride of meconinic acid, existing in opium and extracted as a white crystalline substance. Also erroneously called meconina, meconia, etc, as though it were an alkaloid. Origin: Cf. F. Meconine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meconin

meclonazepam
mecloqualone
meclozine
meclozine hydrochloride
mecocephalic
mecometer
mecomtronics
meconate
meconates
meconial colic
meconic
meconic acid
meconidia
meconidine
meconidium
meconin (current term)
meconinic
meconinic acid
meconins
meconiorrhoea
meconism
meconium aspiration
meconium aspiration syndrome
meconium blockage syndrome
meconium ileus
meconium plug
meconiums
meconophagist

Literary usage of Meconin

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1. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1871)
"meconin dissolves without alteration in dilute sulphuric acid, ... With strong sulphuric acid, meconin forms a colourless solution which becomes purple when ..."

2. Poisons: their effects and detection by Alexander Wynter Blyth (1895)
"Its solution in concentrated sulphuric acid becomes, on wanning, purple, and gives, on the addition of water, a brown precipitate. meconin ..."

3. Principles of Organic and Physiological Chemistry by Carl Löwig (1853)
"Dissolves in sulphuric acid with blood-red color; is not changed by concentrated nitric acid. _ meconin: C^H^Oj, is found in opium. ..."

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