humic

[hyoo-mik or, often, yoo-]
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adjective Chemistry.

of or noting a substance, as an acid, obtained from humus.

Nearby words

  1. humeral veil,
  2. humeroradial,
  3. humeroscapular,
  4. humeroulnar,
  5. humerus,
  6. humic acid,
  7. humicole,
  8. humicolous,
  9. humid,
  10. humidex

Origin of humic

1835–45; < Latin hum(us) ground, mould + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for humic

humic

adjective

of, relating to, derived from, or resembling humushumic acids

Word Origin for humic

C19: from Latin humus ground + -ic

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