Definition of Meconium

1. Noun. Thick dark green mucoid material that is the first feces of a newborn child.

Definition of Meconium

1. n. Opium.

Definition of Meconium

1. Noun. (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 ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) opium ¹

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Definition of Meconium

1. the first fecal excretion of a newborn child [n -S]

Medical Definition of Meconium

1. The first stools of the newborn. Typically thick, viscous, sticky and dark green. Usually sterile and odourless. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meconium

meconial colic
meconic acid
meconinic acid
meconium aspiration
meconium aspiration syndrome
meconium blockage syndrome
meconium ileus
meconium plug

Literary usage of Meconium

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1. A Compendious system of midwifery: Chiefly Designed to Facilitate the by William Dewees (1853)
"Purging off the meconium, £c. 596. The propriety of purging off the meconium is ... It might be difficult to say exactly of what the meconium is composed; ..."

2. Legal Medicine by Charles Meymott Tidy (1884)
"Admitting that the complete absence of meconium from the intestines, or its expulsion in ... Given the absence of meconium in the intestines, a very strong ..."

3. A Text-book of the Physiological Chemistry of the Animal Body: Including an by Arthur Gamgee (1893)
"THE meconium. on human milk have been analysed by Wegscheider, who, as the mean of three analyses, found Water in 100 parts 8513 Organic matters „ 1371 ..."

4. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology by Cambridge Entomological Club (1890)
"This meconium fell upon the stopper of the tube and immediately the twenty caterpillars Avere ... It was difficult to ascribe such a power to the meconium. ..."

5. Obstetrics, the science and the art by Charles Delucena Meigs (1867)
"The meconium of the child is a dark, viscous, green, diffluent matter, ... When the meconium comes off freely, and seems to be entirely discharged, ..."

6. Animal Chemistry with Reference to the Physiology and Pathology of Man by Johann Franz Simon (1846)
"I have made an analysis of the faces of the foetus,—the meconium • it constituted a thick, ... 100 parts of the dried meconium contained : Analysis 149. ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1849)
"Previous to the infant's being finally separated from the mother, it passed some meconium, and Dr. M. was surprised on observing that it was of a very dark ..."

8. A Treatise on the Diseases of Children: With Directions for the Management by Michael Underwood, Marshall Hall (1835)
"RETENTION OF THE meconium. The meconium is that black, viscid, or tenacious matter, which every infant parts with by stool, for the first two or three days ..."

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