Definition of meconine in English:

meconine

noun

(also meconin)
Chemistry
  • A crystalline aromatic lactone, C₁₀ H₁₀ O₄, that is one of the constituents of opium, and is also found in the root of goldenseal, Hydrastis canadensis; dimethoxyphthalide.

Pronunciation

meconine

/ˈmiːkənɪn/ /ˈmiːkəniːn/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in London and Edinburgh Philosophical Magazine. From French méconine from ancient Greek μήκων poppy + -ine.