What is another word for meconium?

Pronunciation: [mɛkˈə͡ʊni͡əm] (IPA)

Meconium is a medical term used to describe a neonate's first stool. However, there are a few synonyms for this term that are used interchangeably. One such synonym is "fecalith," which is a hardened mass of meconium in the colon or intestines. Another synonym for meconium is the "beaver," which is a term used by some medical professionals to describe this thick, tarry substance. Additionally, meconium can be referred to as "neonatal feces," "meconium stool," or simply "meconium." While not commonly used in everyday conversation, understanding the different synonyms for meconium can be helpful for medical professionals working in neonatal care.

Synonyms for Meconium:

What are the hypernyms for Meconium?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Meconium?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Meconium

Whatever meconium is within reach of the finger should be carefully removed.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
Calves sometimes suffer from constipation immediately after birth when the meconium that accumulates in the bowels before birth is not passed.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
In a short time the wings attain their full size, the abdomen becomes smaller, through the discharge of a liquid called meconium, and the butterfly is likely to walk a few steps to a better position where it will rest quietly for an hour or two while body and wing tissues harden.
"Butterflies Worth Knowing"
Clarence M. Weed

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