meconin definition

  • noun:
    • A substance thought to be an anhydride of meconinic acid, within opium.
    • A substance thought to be an anhydride of meconinic acid, current in opium and removed as a white crystalline substance. In addition erroneously called meconina, meconia, etc., as if it had been an alkaloid.
    • A neutral material (C10H10O4) current in opium. It's white, fusible, and crystalline.

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