from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A solvent, especially one used in extracting compounds from plant and animal tissues and preparing drugs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any solvent used for extracting medicinal compounds from plants etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any substance which dissolves a solid body; a solvent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any fluid substance which dissolves a solid; a solvent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (archaic) a solvent
- n. the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
Middle English, menstruation, from Medieval Latin mēnstruum, sing. of Latin mēnstrua, menses; see menstruate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin mēnstruum ("menstrual discharge"). (Wiktionary)