Origin of residuum
From Latin, dating back to 1665–75; see origin at residual
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Examples from the Web for residua
The residua of distillation remain almost entirely in the reservoir, O, from whence they are easily removed.
- a more formal word for residue
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- Something remaining after removal of a part; a residue.
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