residuum

[ri-zij-oo-uh m]

noun, plural re·sid·u·a [ri-zij-oo-uh] /rɪˈzɪdʒ u ə/.

the residue, remainder, or rest of something.
Also residue. Chemistry. a quantity or body of matter remaining after evaporation, combustion, distillation, etc.
any residual product.
Law. the residue of an estate.

Origin of residuum

From Latin, dating back to 1665–75; see origin at residual
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British Dictionary definitions for residuum

residuum

noun plural -ua (-jʊə)

a more formal word for residue
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residuum in Medicine

residuum

[rĭ-zĭjōō-əm]

n. pl. re•sid•u•a (-ōō-ə)

Something remaining after removal of a part; a residue.
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