menstruum

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

Definition of menstruum

plural menstruums or -strua \-strü-ə, -strə\
: a substance that dissolves a solid or holds it in suspension : solvent

Origin and Etymology of menstruum

Medieval Latin, literally, menses, alteration of Latin menstrua


Medical Dictionary

menstruum

noun men·stru·um \ ˈmen(t)-strə(-wə)m \

medical Definition of menstruum

plural menstruums or -strua play \-str(ə-w)ə\
: a substance that dissolves a solid or holds it in suspension : solvent

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