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Definition of Meconium ileus

Meconium ileus: Obstruction of the intestine (ileus) due to overly thick meconium. Meconium ileus results from a deficiency of trypsin and other digestive enzymes from the pancreas, as in cystic fibrosis.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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