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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 men·stru·um /ˈmɛn(t)struəm, strəm/
 溶媒,溶劑

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 men·stru·um /ˈmɛn(t)strə(wə)m/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Men·stru·um n.; pl. E. Menstruums L. Menstrua   Any substance which dissolves a solid body; a solvent.
    The proper menstruum to dissolve metal.   --Bacon.
    All liquors are called menstruums which are used as dissolvents, or to extract the virtues of ingredients by infusion or decoction.   --Quincy.
 Note:The use is supposed to have originated in some notion of the old chemists about the influence of the moon in the preparation of dissolvents.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 menstruum
      n 1: (archaic) a solvent
      2: the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of
         nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; "the women
         were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"; "a
         woman does not take the gout unless her menses be
         stopped"--Hippocrates; "the semen begins to appear in
         males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the
         catamenia begin to flow in females"--Aristotle [syn: menstruation,
          menses, catamenia, period, flow]
      [also: menstrua (pl)]