Origin of meconium
Examples from the Web for meconium
Historical Examples of meconium
It is found in the esophagus and stomach, and forms the meconium.Zoonomia, Vol. I
Meconium: the substance excreted by certain metabolic insects soon after their emergence from the chrysalis or pupa.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The meconium is black, and when the infant is effectually eased of it, the subsequent stools are of a whitish cast.Buffon's Natural History, Volume III (of 10)
Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
The meconium is more abundant, and lower down in the intestines.
The bones are tolerably firm, and the meconium collects in the large intestines.
Word Origin for meconium
"fecal discharge from a newborn infant," 1706, from Latin meconium "excrement of a newborn child," literally "poppy juice," from Greek mekonion "poppy-juice, opium," diminutive of mekon "poppy" (perhaps cognate with Old Church Slavonic maku, German Mohn "poppy"). So called by classical physicians for its resemblance. Related: Meconial.