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hemihydrate

[hem-i-hahy-dreyt]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a hydrate in which there are two molecules of the compound for each molecule of water.
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Origin of hemihydrate

First recorded in 1905–10; hemi- + hydrate
Related formshem·i·hy·drat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hemihydrate

hemihydrate

noun
  1. chem a hydrate in which there are two molecules of substance to every molecule of water
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Derived Formshemihydrated, adjective
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