menstruum


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menstruum

[′men·strə·wəm]
(materials)
A solvent, commonly one that extracts certain principles from entire plant or animal tissues.
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In the study area, diversity existed among healers in the amount of menstruum (mainly water), length of time of boiling, and how long the decoctions were kept.
The solid material is moistened with an adequate amount of the appropriate solvent (menstruum) and left for about 4 h.