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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.

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]

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.

meconium

(1) The black-green viscid stool of the neonate.
(2) An obsolete synonym for opium, see there.

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

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]

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.

meconium

the gut contents of a mammalian foetus, formed of swallowed amniotic fluid and the secretion of glands into the gut.

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.