Oleum meaning

ōlē-əm
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A corrosive fuming solution of sulfur trioxide in sulfuric acid.
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(inorganic chemistry) A solution of sulfur trioxide in sulfuric acid.
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Origin of oleum

  • Latin olive oil oil

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

  • From Latin oleum (“olive oil"), from Ancient Greek ἔλαιον (elaion, “olive oil").

    From Wiktionary