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Pronunciation: me-ko'ne-um

Definition: The first intestinal discharges of the newborn infant, greenish in color and consisting of epithelial cells, mucus, and bile.

Synonym(s): opium

[L., fr. G. mekonion, dim. of mekon, poppy]

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