- the portion of a solution remaining after crystallization of its important component.
Origin of mother liquor
Examples from the Web for mother liquor
Historical Examples of mother liquor
More crystals may be obtained by evaporating the mother-liquor.
More crystals may be obtained by again evaporating the mother-liquor.
The mother-liquor of the crystallisers is pumped back into the evaporating pans for further concentration.
These were separated, and the mother-liquor on standing deposited some oblong rectangular crystals.
Considerable quantities of iodine are now obtained from the mother-liquor of Chilian saltpetre or nitre (nitrate of soda).