in reference to an acid obtained from opium, 1819, from Greek mekonikos "of or pertaining to the poppy," from mekon "poppy" (see meconium). Related: Meconine (n.).
- mecklenburg–western pomerania,
- meclofenamate sodium,
- meconium aspiration,
- meconium ileus,
- meconium peritonitis
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Meconic, me-kon′ik, adj. denoting an acid obtained from poppies.
Meconic acid gives a blood-red colour with perchloride of iron, not discharged by corrosive sublimate or chloride of gold.
Sulphide of lead is thus thrown down and may be separated by filtration, the meconic acid remaining in solution.Memoranda on Poisons|Thomas Hawkes Tanner
This separates the meconic acid as lead meconate, whilst the morphia is dissolved in the acetic acid set free.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
Concentrate the solution of meconic acid, allow a portion to crystallize, and apply tests.