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 and Etymology 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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