<chemistry> 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.

Origin: Cf. F. Meconine.

(01 Mar 1998)

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