WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
men•stru•um  (menstro̅o̅ əm, -strəm), 
n., pl. -stru•ums, -stru•a 
    (-stro̅o̅ ə). 
  1. a solvent.
  • Medieval Latin (in Latin only plural mēnstrua occurs). See menstrual
  • special use of Middle English menstruum monthly period 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

menstruum /ˈmɛnstrʊəm/ n ( pl -struums, -strua / -strʊə/) obsolete
  1. a solvent, esp one used in the preparation of a drug
Etymology: 17th Century (meaning: solvent), C14 (menstrual discharge): from Medieval Latin, from Latin mēnstruus monthly, from mēnsis month; from an alchemical comparison between a base metal being transmuted into gold and the supposed action of the menses

'menstruum' also found in these entries:

Forum discussions with the word(s) "menstruum" in the title:

Look up "menstruum" at Merriam-Webster
Look up "menstruum" at dictionary.com

In other languages: Spanish | French | Italian | Portuguese | German | Swedish | Russian | Polish | Romanian | Czech | Greek | Turkish | Chinese | Japanese | Korean | Arabic


Download free Android and iPhone apps

Android AppiPhone App

Report an inappropriate ad.