noun, plural residua [ri-zij-oo-uh] .
the residue, remainder, or rest of something.
Also, residue. Chemistry. a quantity or body of matter remaining after evaporation, combustion, distillation, etc.
any residual product.
Law. the residue of an estate.

1665–75; < Latin; see residual Unabridged
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residuum (rɪˈzɪdjʊəm)
n , pl -ua
a more formal word for residue

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residuum re·sid·u·um (rĭ-zĭj'ōō-əm)
n. pl. re·sid·u·a (-ōō-ə)
Something remaining after removal of a part; a residue.

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Example sentences
We can observe the residuum of these zones as a dark matter streaks.
We can observe the residuum of these zones as a dark matter streaks.
Formed in loess and loamy or clayey cherty limestone residuum.
Formed in loess or silty material and shale residuum.
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