decahydrate

[ dek-uh-hahy-drit, -dreyt ]
/ ˌdɛk əˈhaɪ drɪt, -dreɪt /

noun Chemistry.

a hydrate that contains ten molecules of water, as washing soda, Na2CO3⋅10H2O.

Origin of decahydrate

First recorded in 1900–05; deca- + hydrate

OTHER WORDS FROM decahydrate

dec·a·hy·drat·ed, adjective
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