Meconic Me*con"ic, a. [Gr. ? belonging to the poppy, fr. ? the poppy: cf. F. m['e]conique.] Pertaining to, or obtained from, the poppy or opium; specif. (Chem.), designating an acid related to aconitic acid, found in opium and extracted as a white crystalline substance. [1913 Webster]

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  • meconic — /mi konˈik/ adjective Denoting an acid obtained from poppies ORIGIN: Gr mēkōn the poppy • • • meconate /mekˈən āt or mēkˈ/ noun A salt of meconic acid mecˈonin noun A white, fusible, neutral substance (C10H10O4) existing in opium mecōˈnium noun 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • meconic — in reference to an acid obtained from opium, 1819, from Gk. mekonikos of or pertaining to the poppy, from mekon poppy (see MECONIUM (Cf. meconium)). Related: Meconine (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • meconic — mɪ kÉ‘nɪk / kÉ’n adj. derived from the poppy; pertaining to the poppy flower …   English contemporary dictionary

  • meconic — me·con·ic …   English syllables

  • Meconic acid — IUPAC name 3 Hydroxy 4 oxo 4H pyran 2,6 dicarboxylic acid …   Wikipedia

  • meconic acid — mə̇ˈkänik , kōn noun Etymology: Greek mēkōnikos of a poppy, from mēkōn + ikos ic : a crystalline acid C7H4O7 obtained from opium; 3 hydroxy 4 pyrone 2,6 dicarboxylic acid * * * meconic acid, a white crystalline acid derived from opium. It is used …   Useful english dictionary

  • meconic acid — Obtained from opium; it forms soluble salts (meconates) with many of the alkaloids of opium. * * * me·con·ic acid mi .kän ik n a crystalline acid C7H4O7 obtained from opium * * * me·con·ic ac·id (mə konґik) an acid occurring in opium that… …   Medical dictionary

  • meconic acid — /məˌkɒnɪk ˈæsəd/ (say muh.konik asuhd) noun a white crystalline solid, C7H4O7, present in opium and formerly used as a test for opium poisoning as it gives a dark red stain with ferric chloride. {Greek mēkōn poppy + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • comenic — comenic, a. Chem. (kəʊˈmɛnɪk) [Factitiously formed by transposing the syllables of meconic.] In comenic acid, a dibasic acid, C6H4O5, crystallizing in light yellow prisms: a product of the decomposition of meconic acid, hence called para and meta …   Useful english dictionary

  • Morphine — This article is about the drug. For other meanings, see Morphine (disambiguation). Morphia redirects here. For other uses, see Morphia (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Morphinae, Morphea, or Morpholine. Morphine …   Wikipedia

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