menstruum

noun
men·​stru·​um | \ ˈmen(t)-strü-əm How to pronounce menstruum (audio) , -strəm \
plural menstruums or menstrua\ ˈmen(t)-​strü-​ə How to pronounce menstruum (audio) , -​strə \

Definition of menstruum

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

First Known Use of menstruum

1559, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for menstruum

Medieval Latin, literally, menses, alteration of Latin menstrua

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The first known use of menstruum was in 1559

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“Menstruum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/menstruum. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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menstruum

noun
men·​stru·​um | \ ˈmen(t)-strə(-wə)m How to pronounce menstruum (audio) \
plural menstruums or menstrua\ -​str(ə-​w)ə How to pronounce menstruum (audio) \

Medical Definition of menstruum

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

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