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.).

Nearby words

  1. mecklenburg–western pomerania,
  2. meclizine,
  3. meclofenamate sodium,
  4. mecometer,
  5. mecon,
  6. meconism,
  7. meconium,
  8. meconium aspiration,
  9. meconium ileus,
  10. meconium peritonitis

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