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residue

[rez-i-doo, -dyoo] /ˈrɛz ɪˌdu, -ˌdyu/
noun
1.
something that remains after a part is removed, disposed of, or used; remainder; rest; remnant.
2.
Chemistry.
  1. residuum (def 2).
  2. an atom or group of atoms considered as a group or part of a molecule.
  3. that part remaining as a solid on a filter paper after a liquid passes through in the filtration procedure.
3.
Law. the part of a testator's estate that remains after the payment of all debts, charges, special devises, and bequests.
4.
Mathematics.
  1. the coefficient of the term with exponent −1 in a Laurent series of a function of a complex variable.
  2. a number related to a given number by a congruence.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Middle French residu < Latin residuum what is left over; see residual
Can be confused
residual, residue.
Synonyms
1. remains, residuum. See remainder.
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  • Alternating copolymers possess regularly alternating monomer residues.
  • The more methyl residues are attached to the receptor, the more sensitive the receptor.
British Dictionary definitions for residues

residue

/ˈrɛzɪˌdjuː/
noun
1.
matter remaining after something has been removed
2.
(law) what is left of an estate after the discharge of debts and distribution of specific gifts
Word Origin
C14: from Old French residu, from Latin residuus remaining over, from residēre to stay behind, reside
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Word Origin and History for residues

residue

n.

mid-14c., from Old French residu (14c.), from Latin residuum "a remainder, that which is left behind," noun use of neuter of adjective residuus "remaining, left over," from residere "remain behind" (see reside).

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residues in Medicine

residue res·i·due (rěz'ĭ-dōō', -dyōō')
n.
The remainder of something after removal of parts or a part.

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