me·con·ic ac·id(me-kon'ik as'id),
A compound obtained from opium; it forms soluble salts (meconates) with many of the alkaloids of opium.
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meconic acidA dicarboxylic acid found in Papaveraceae family plants (e.g., Papaver somniferum (opium poppy) and P bracteatum). It constitutes ± 5% of opium and can be used to identify opium, but does not have opiate activity itself.
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