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menstruum

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noun, men·stru·um \ˈmen(t)-strü-əm, -strəm\

Definition of menstruum

plural menstruums or -strua \-strü-ə, -strə\

  1. :  a substance that dissolves a solid or holds it in suspension :  solvent



Origin of menstruum

Medieval Latin, literally, menses, alteration of Latin menstrua


First Known Use: 1559


Medical Dictionary

menstruum

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noun men·stru·um \ˈmen(t)-strə(-wə)m\

Medical Definition of menstruum

plural menstruums or menstrua \-str(ə-w)ə\play

  1. :  a substance that dissolves a solid or holds it in suspension :  solvent




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "menstruum"


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