Definition of meconine in English:

meconine

(also meconin)

noun

Chemistry
  • A crystalline aromatic lactone, C ₁₀ H ₁₀ O ₄, 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.

Pronunciation

meconine

/ˈmiːkənɪn/ /ˈmiːkəniːn/