Definition of meconine in English:

meconine

(also meconin)

Pronunciation /ˈmiːkənɪn/ /ˈmiːkəniːn/

noun

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.

Origin

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