Menstruum meaning

mĕnstro͝o-əm
A liquid that dissolves a solid; a solvent, esp. one used to extract a drug from a plant.
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A solvent, especially one used in extracting compounds from the tissues of organisms.
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A solvent, especially one used in extracting compounds from the tissues of organisms.
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Origin of menstruum

  • Middle English menstruation from Medieval Latin mēnstruum sing. of Latin mēnstrua menses menstruate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin mÄ“nstruum (“menstrual discharge").

    From Wiktionary