residuum

noun re·sid·u·um \ ri-ˈzi-jə-wəm \

Definition of residuum

plural residua play \-wə\
:something residual: such as
a :residue a
b :a residual product (as from the distillation of petroleum)

Examples of residuum in a Sentence

  1. even highly decaffeinated coffee contains a tiny residuum of caffeine

Origin and Etymology of residuum

Latin


Medical Dictionary

residuum

noun re·sid·u·um \ ri-ˈzij-ə-wəm \

medical Definition of residuum

plural residua play \-ə-wə\ also residuums
:something that remains; especially :residual 2

Law Dictionary

residuum

noun re·sid·u·um \ ri-ˈzi-jə-wəm \

legal Definition of residuum

plural residua play \-jə-wə\
:residue
  • a lapsed or void legacy of personal property shall fall into the residuum and go to the residuary legatee
  • Official Code of Georgia Annotated

Origin and Etymology of residuum

Latin


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