the greenish fecal matter in a fetus
, forming the first bowel
movement of a newborn infant
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Word origin of 'meconium'ModL < L, meconium, orig. poppy juice < Gr mēkōnion < mēkōn, poppy < IE *mak(en)- > OHG maho (Ger mohn), Russ mak