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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: menstruum(0.01299 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to menstruum.
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: (archaic) a solvent
2: the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of
nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; “the women
were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation”; “a
woman does not take the gout unless her menses be
stopped”--Hippocrates; “the semen begins to appear in
males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the
catamenia begin to flow in females”--Aristotle [syn: menstruation,
menses, catamenia, period, flow]
[also: menstrua (pl)]
English → English (gcide)
Menstruum \Men"stru*um\, n.; pl. E. Menstruums, L. Menstrua.
[L. menstruus. See Menstruous.]
Any substance which dissolves a solid body; a solvent.
The proper menstruum to dissolve metal. --Bacon.
All liquors are called menstruums which are used as
dissolvents, or to extract the virtues of ingredients
by infusion or decoction. --Quincy.
Note: The use is supposed to have originated in some notion
of the old chemists about the influence of the moon in
the preparation of dissolvents. --Johnson.