residuum

noun
re·​sid·​u·​um | \ ri-ˈzi-jə-wəm How to pronounce residuum (audio) \
plural residua\ ri-​ˈzi-​jə-​wə How to pronounce residua (audio) \

Definition of residuum

: something residual: such as
b : a residual product (as from the distillation of petroleum)

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Examples of residuum in a Sentence

even highly decaffeinated coffee contains a tiny residuum of caffeine

First Known Use of residuum

1672, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for residuum

Latin

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The first known use of residuum was in 1672

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“Residuum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/residuum. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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residuum

noun
re·​sid·​u·​um | \ ri-ˈzij-ə-wəm How to pronounce residuum (audio) \
plural residua\ -​ə-​wə How to pronounce residua (audio) \ also residuums

Medical Definition of residuum

: something that remains especially : residual sense 2

residuum

noun
re·​sid·​u·​um | \ ri-ˈzi-jə-wəm How to pronounce residuum (audio) \
plural residua\ -​jə-​wə How to pronounce residua (audio) \

Legal Definition of residuum

: residue a lapsed or void legacy of personal property shall fall into the residuum and go to the residuary legateeOfficial Code of Georgia Annotated

History and Etymology for residuum

Latin

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