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meconium

 [mĕ-ko´ne-um]
dark green mucilaginous material in the intestine of the full-term fetus; this is the first type of feces passed by the newborn infant.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

me·co·ni·um

(mē-kō'nē-ŭm),
1. The first intestinal discharges of the newborn infant, greenish in color and consisting of epithelial cells, mucus, and bile.
2. Synonym(s): opium
[L., fr. G. mēkōnion, dim. of mēkōn, poppy]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

meconium

(mĭ-kō′nē-əm)
n.
A dark green fecal material that accumulates in the fetal intestines and is discharged at or near the time of birth.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

meconium

(1) The black-green viscid stool of the neonate.
(2) An obsolete synonym for opium, see there.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

meconium

A dark green viscid glue-like material found in the intestine of all neonates; it is the first stool passed by the newborns and is passed in the first 24-48 hrs of life; prenatal passage of meconium may indicate fetal distress
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

me·co·ni·um

(mē-kō'nē-ŭm)
The greenish first intestinal discharges of the newborn infant, consisting of epithelial cells, mucus, and bile.
[L., fr. G. mēkōnion, dim. of mēkōn, poppy]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

meconium

The thick, greenish-black, sticky stools passed by a baby during the first day or two of life, or before birth if the fetus is deprived of an adequate oxygen supply (fetal distress). Meconium consists of cells from the lining of the fetal bowel, bowel mucus and bile from the liver. Once feeding is established meconium is replaced by normal stools.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

meconium

the gut contents of a mammalian foetus, formed of swallowed amniotic fluid and the secretion of glands into the gut.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Meconium

The first waste products to be discharged from the body in a newborn infant, usually greenish in color and consisting of mucus, bile and so forth.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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