Meconin
Meconin Mec"o*nin, n. [Cf. F. m['e]conine.] (Chem.) A substance regarded as an anhydride of meconinic acid, existing in opium and extracted as a white crystalline substance. Also erroneously called {meconina}, {meconia}, etc., as though it were an alkaloid. [1913 Webster]

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  • meconin — C10H10O4; the lactone of meconic acid, found also in Hydrastis canadensis; a hypnotic. SYN: opianyl. * * * mec·o·nin mek ə nən also mec·o·nine .nēn n a crystalline lactone C10H10O4 found in opium …   Medical dictionary

  • meconin — mec·o·nin …   English syllables

  • meconin — ˈmekənə̇n, ˈmēk noun ( s) Etymology: French méconine, from mécon + ine : a crystalline lactone C10H10O4 found in opium …   Useful english dictionary

  • meconia — Meconin Mec o*nin, n. [Cf. F. m[ e]conine.] (Chem.) A substance regarded as an anhydride of meconinic acid, existing in opium and extracted as a white crystalline substance. Also erroneously called {meconina}, {meconia}, etc., as though it were… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meconina — Meconin Mec o*nin, n. [Cf. F. m[ e]conine.] (Chem.) A substance regarded as an anhydride of meconinic acid, existing in opium and extracted as a white crystalline substance. Also erroneously called {meconina}, {meconia}, etc., as though it were… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Opianyl — O pi*a*nyl, n. [Opianic + yl.] (Chem.) Same as {Meconin}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Opianaldehyd — (Opianylwasserstoff), eine durch Einwirkung von Ammoniak auf Opium erhaltene krystallinische Substanz, so v.w. Meconin …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • opianyl — SYN: meconin …   Medical dictionary

  • mecon- — combining form or mecono 1. : poppy meconidium meconopsis 2. [New Latin meconium] …   Useful english dictionary

  • mechlorinic — mechloˈrinic, a. = prec. [see meconin.] …   Useful english dictionary

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