noun (plural residua /-ˈzijo͞oə/)technical
A substance or thing that remains or is left behind, in particular, a chemical residue.
- But figuring out exactly how to regenerate ammonia borane from the residuum left after hydrogen has been extracted remains a stumbling block.
- The barite ore is massive and occurs within residuum derived from carbonate units.
- Type I peridotites are interpreted to be the residua remaining after extraction of a partial melt.
Late 17th century: from Latin, neuter of residuus 'remaining', from the verb residere.
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