meconism me·co·nism (mē’kə-nĭz’əm)
Opium addiction or poisoning.
[mi-koh-nee-uh m] /mɪˈkoʊ ni əm/ noun 1. the first fecal excretion of a newborn child, composed chiefly of bile, mucus, and epithelial cells. 2. fecal mass released at pupation by the larvae of some insects. 3. the milky sap of the unripe seed pods of the opium poppy; crude opium. /mɪˈkəʊnɪəm/ noun 1. the dark […]
- Meconium aspiration
meconium aspiration n. Aspiration of amniotic fluid contaminated with meconium by a fetus in hypoxic distress.
- Meconium ileus
meconium ileus n. Intestinal obstruction in a newborn child following the thickening of meconium resulting from a lack of trypsin and associated with cystic fibrosis of the pancreas.
- Meconium peritonitis
meconium peritonitis n. Peritonitis caused by intestinal perforation in the fetus or newborn, and associated with congenital obstruction or fibrocystic disease of the pancreas.